NVC COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan

The Northwest Vista College guiding principle of safeguarding the health and wellness for our employees and students remains the foundation upon which our reopening decisions are based. NVC Student Success and completion are key priorities for plans developed at all levels of the NVC Return to Campus plan.

Northwest Vista College, and all colleges within the Alamo Colleges District, will be operating at Level IV within the COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan for the fall 2020 semester. All courses at NVC will be offered remotely during the fall 2020 semester, and any changes will be communicated to the NVC community. NVC operations will return to Level V “Stay Home, Work Safe” on Nov. 26, 2020 and remain Level V through the end of the fall 2020 term.

Highlights of the Return to Campus Employee Plan

  • All NVC courses will be offered remotely in the fall 2020 semester.
  • Essential Risk Management, Information Technology, Alamo Colleges Police, and Facilities personnel will be on site to provide essential services and support.
  • Student Success will continue serving our students through predominantly remote operations. The plan includes offering  limited services on campus by appointment only. The Student Success operations plan will be shared when it’s finalized.
  • Face coverings will be worn by everyone who will be present on campus and physical distancing is required.
  • Personal protective equipment required on campus will be provided by Risk Management.
  • Health screenings and temperature checks are required for all persons on campus beginning in the summer of 2020.
  • Technical support is available through the NVC Information Technology Help Desk at (210) 486-4777 and nvc-helpdesk@alamo.edu. Technology support remains remote during the fall of 2020 semester.
  • No events will be held on campus during the fall 2020 semester.
  • All travel is cancelled during the fall 2020 semester.
  • All meetings/training will be virtual during the fall 2020 semester.
  • Several NVC procedures are under revision and will be communicated following review and testing. Procedures include but are not limited to the following.
    • NVC Access Procedure
    • NVC Health Screening Procedure and Training
    • NVC Close Contact Identification
    • NVC COVID-19 Incident Reporting
    • NVC COVID-19 Response Procedure
    • NVC PPE Distribution and Inventory Tracking
  • Several modifications to facilities and operations are underway and will continue throughout all levels of the Return to Campus Plan. Modifications include but are not limited to the following.
    • Signage noting building entrances designated as an entrance or exit
    • Installation of additional touchless hand sanitizers
    • Installation of paper towel dispensers in all restrooms
    • Social distancing signage and markers
    • Plexiglass deployed in designated areas
    • Traffic flow management signage
    • PPE signage
    • Disc golf remains closed until Level 1 operations
  • NVC Risk Management may reassign working spaces for individuals on-site to ensue social distancing and required occupancy levels.

View the COVID-19 Return to Campus Level Chart.

 To read Frequently Asked Questions, go here.


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