Spring 2022 Semester
Student learning is taking place in-person as well as on distance platforms. Campuses are OPEN* to both students and the public and NPC staff members are working on campus. COVID-19 mitigation efforts are still in place including required face coverings inside NPC buildings regardless of vaccination status and social distancing. *NPC center locations on tribal lands are following local/tribal requirements.
- NPC is OPEN to both students AND the public with COVID-19 mitigation efforts in place. The College will at all times remain prepared to adapt and change these policies should pandemic conditions worsen.
- NPC Whiteriver, Hopi, and Kayenta Centers are following the guidelines of the Tribal Nations. Contact those center front offices for current requirements.
- NPC strongly encourages all eligible individuals to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by becoming vaccinated.
- NPC is not requiring any of the following: vaccination, proof of vaccination, or COVID-19 testing. Proof of vaccination may change with pending legislation. Note that partner organizations may have different requirements.
- Nursing & Allied Health, Early Childhood Studies: Vaccine requirements for faculty and students may be imposed by clinical and practicum partners, and are an exception to NPC's policy. If an agency imposes a vaccine requirement, faculty and students engaging in rotations or practicum activities including student supervision, at that agency are obligated to comply. Vaccine waivers are not an option.
- Students, faculty, and staff should continue to self-monitor their health and stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
- Read the full Spring '22 COVID-19 Operational Plan.
Following the latest CDC guidelines, NPC will require face coverings to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status on every campus/center as long as our service area falls within the category of “high” or “substantial” transmission according to the publicly available CDC reports.
- Face Coverings may be removed in individual offices, enclosed study spaces, or other places where one to two individuals are present.
- NPC employees will follow the face-covering guidelines of any partner organizations where the college does business.
- At no time is wearing a mask/face covering a substitute for staying home when feeling ill or experiencing symptoms, regardless of the cause.
Note about legal justification: Current Arizona statute states that colleges cannot discriminate between those that are vaccinated and those that are not vaccinated. Since this policy applies to all individuals, we have been advised that it meets legal criteria. As the legal landscape is clarified we will continue to modify our policies and procedures.
Northland Pioneer College will follow local, state, and federal guidelines to resume face-to-face services as community health conditions warrant. The college anticipates that COVID-19 transmission rates will continue to change and fluctuate over time and NPC will alternate between face-to-face and remote services accordingly.
The following behaviors are REQUIRED while on any NPC campus/facility location until further notice:
Face coverings are required inside NPC buildings regardless of vaccination status.
Stay 6 feet from others while in NPC facilities.
Wash hands frequently. Use soap and water and wash for at least 20 seconds, throughout the day, but especially after touching your face or face covering and high usage surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards, and other public devices. Use hand sanitizer with 60%-90% alcohol content when you cannot wash your hands.
In addition, students, faculty, and staff should:
PRIOR to coming to any NPC location, students and employees are expected to conduct a Daily Wellness Self-check for symptoms of illness. What is a daily wellness check?
- NPC has WiFi internet available in all NPC buildings as well as in parking lots for current students. Watch this video below on how to connect to it. If you are having trouble getting connected, please call the NPC Support Center at (928) 524-7447 during normal business hours.
See TABS ABOVE for specific student information and resources.