NORFOLK- Northeast Community College is developing a plan to operate with a limited number of employees and students through the summer and is looking at additional measures for the fall semester.
Since late March, buildings at all Northeast locations have been closed to the public. Under the new business continuity plan, there will be public access to a limited number of facilities beginning in June. Instruction over the summer will mainly occur in a remote format, with some students on campus in hands-on classes with social distancing in place. By June 1, academic departments will have finalized their course plans for the fall semester so that new students will know the instructional delivery format when they register for classes. Northeast says preparation includes placing partitions in frontline areas and making certain social distancing measures are in place for reception areas, service counters, and in open office areas. The College will also take additional measures to ensure classrooms and lab areas are reorganized by incorporating social distancing.
Also in June, Northeast will bring a limited number of employees back to its campuses in a staggered or staged approach.