NHTI Campus Safety is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to student, staff, and faculty safety. We will update this gauge when the situation changes. For additional information, contact NHTIcampussafty@ccsnh.edu.
From the Office of the President
Dear NHTI College Community,
Welcome to the Fall semester! I wanted to provide you with an update on our first two weeks of classes. All is going well—faculty, students and staff have been careful to social distance; wear face masks when required and have been patient as buildings are opened and everyone is appropriately screened to enter buildings. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we improve processes, communicate changes and remind people of safety protocols.
If you are coming to campus for the first time, it is important to remember that face masks are required when entering buildings, in common areas and in restrooms. Individual classrooms have their own mask and PPE requirements based on class sizes and proximity to one another. Continue to follow faculty instructions for in-class requirements. Additionally, screening forms are required to enter buildings. The student form can be found at the website https://www.nhti.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Student-Screening-form-Updated-9-9-20.pdf and should be emailed to Campus Security. Please be sure to indicate the building location of your classes as IDs are then programmed to open these building for you. If you come to campus and forget to complete the screening form, you may download the form from the website homepage under COVID-19 Announcements or go to Campus security for assistance, located across from the space rocket at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. If you do not have access to email, paper screening forms are also available from security. The APP I have mentioned in previous correspondence is currently being tested.
Although we are a visually different college with 75% of our students in remote environments, we are still a busy, thriving institution of learning, academic excellence, student services and student life. Classes are using exciting new technologies, virtualization and at home lab-kits. We have scheduled on-line activities to allow students to make friends and meet faculty, staff and students outside of the classroom. A new First Four Weeks Student Life Program hosts academic events, Escape Room, Kahoot and diversity panels to encourage students to connect https://www.nhti.edu/campus-life/events/ Life is continuing with creativity, empathy and a focus on our mission of care and education.
At this time, we continue to have no cases or suspected cases of COVID-19 to report- however, we are well aware of the news and are cautiously optimistic that with all of the protocols in place and commitment to keeping ourselves, others, the community and New Hampshire safe, that we will mitigate the spread of the disease–together.
Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
President, NHTI – Concord’s Community College