Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FAQ’s about the Spring 2021 semester at NJC

Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the Spring 2021 Semester.

Yes, Northeastern Junior College is planning on in-person classes and we will continue to offer some classes in a remote format to allow students flexibility. We will adhere to required social distancing for classes based on room capacity, orders from the Governor, and orders from the local health department.

Please check D2L for specific course information.

During the Spring semester, we will assign classrooms based on the capacity to ensure your safety.

For students who still don't feel comfortable coming to campus and sitting in class, we will provide remote learning options for them to participate in the class sessions. Students who have reasons to not attend class on certain days will be allowed to access the remote learning options.

Yes, the Residence Halls will be open. We will continue to set aside the rooms on the 3rd floor of GRB for isolation, if needed.

The Bank of Colorado Event Center will continue to be open to students and the community as long as the state allows for fitness centers to be open. Reservations will be accepted for daily use to allow capacity as limited by the state.  The Event Center is sanitized multiple times per day and equipment is cleaned between usage.

Listed below are the guidelines for students, faculty, staff, and visitors:

  • Students and employees are asked to complete a daily health screening on the LiveSafe app, which all students can install for free on their devices.
  • Everyone is asked to check their temperature daily at one of our automated temperature stations, located at or near the entrances to campus buildings.
  • Individuals who have a fever of 100.4 or above should return to their home or residence hall. They need to contact their instructors or supervisors. Students need to notify the Vice President of Student Services; employees need to notify the Director of Human Resources.
  • Face coverings are required indoors, no matter the social distance.
  • All people on campus are expected to follow the guidelines posted on signage, regarding hygiene and safety measures.
  • All people on campus are expected to keep a 6-foot distance between themselves and others whenever possible.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for frequent use at various locations across campus.
  • Individuals are not allowed to congregate for meals or breaks. Occupancy guidelines are followed and enforced in the cafeteria.

Yes, face covering is required.

The College has implemented the following strategies to keep students and employees healthy:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing facilities and surfaces occurs on a daily basis by the Physical Plan Staff in accordance with health department guidelines.
  • Faculty and staff are charged with the frequent sanitization of their classrooms and work spaces after each use or visit.
  • Face coverings are required. If students or visitors do not have a face covering, one will be provided from the office of the Vice President of Student Services.
  • Room capacity guidelines will be followed to ensure social distancing.
  • Signage will be posted across campus reminding people about handwashing and other health precaution guidelines.

The College will develop protocols for how to treat symptomatic students, including guidance on how to isolate and quarantine, whether to leave campus to return home, travel restrictions, etc.

Yes, all of our sports programs will be competing this spring. Northeastern will continue to follow the guidelines create in conjunction with the Northeast Colorado Health Department and Banner Health.  All safety game day protocols established by Region IX of the National Junior College Athletic Association will be followed for student-athlete safety. Please visit gonjc.com for game schedules as there will likely be changes to the schedule as seasons progress.

Yes, Student Life events will be scheduled this spring. They will follow the capacity guidelines and social distancing requirements as determined by the CDC, CDPHE, and the Northeast Colorado Health Department.

Students who feel ill should seek medical attention and consider being tested for COVID-19. Ill students will either remain quarantined in their room or be moved to an isolation room.

Students who become ill due to COVID during the semester may stay on campus to complete their courses. If the student wishes to go home, we will help them shift to remote learning. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event of curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-2021 academic year. As long as students are permitted to remain in the residence halls and receive meals from the cafeteria, room and board charges will not be refunded.

NJC has become very adept at moving from in-classroom instruction to remote instruction. Should there be a full stay-at-home order, we will help you shift to remote learning. Classes that include a hands-on component (career and technical, science labs, and some liberal arts) will continue as long as the health department will allow. During the fall, we were able to move all lecture based courses to remote learning and kept our hands-on classes going.

Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event of curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-2021 academic year. As long as students are permitted to remain in the residence halls and receive meals from the cafeteria, room and board charges will not be refunded.