Message from NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn: Update regarding classes

Friday October 2, 2020
Message from NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn: Update regarding classes
Dear Students:

We are almost half-way through the fall semester. For those of you in 8-week courses, you’re almost to the finish line. We are all working hard to ensure your success. As most of you are aware, the number of COVID-19 cases have been steeply rising over the last two weeks in all counties served by the college. The college has begun to see a rise in the number of positive cases on campus as well as those in quarantine due to close contact or pending test results.  As we continue to monitor the impact of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the college’s district, NWTC campuses, and regional learning centers, we have determined that for the benefit of the health and safety of all concerned it is in the best to reduce the number of people in our facilities for the remainder of the fall semester.  In order to accomplish this, we have decided to implement the following effective October 5, 2020 through December 20, 2020.
  • If you are enrolled in a course that does not have a lab, clinical or practicum requirement, your course will be provided completely virtual and you will no longer come to campus for any of these course requirements.  
  • If you are enrolled in a course that does have a lab, clinical or practicum requirement, you will be able to continue your on-campus learning and your course will continue to be offered in the current format. Some General Studies lab courses will move to a virtual format (please check your blackboard for more information.)
  • The library will remain open to our students who will be on our campuses as will our student support services and regional learning centers. 
Your instructors will be communicating these changes with you, please make sure you check your email and blackboard for any updates.  
Please continue to wear masks, maintain 6 feet of physical distance, and wash your hands often.  We ask that you also minimize group activities.  When we take these actions, we are demonstrating how much we care for the others around us. 
We will continue to provide updates to students via email and the COVID-19 and Remote Resources page on our college website. We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to work to keep you, our staff, and our faculty healthy as well as keep the college open.  
If you have any questions, need help making a virtual connection, or have any other concerns please call (920) 498-5444 and our call center will connect you with the person that can help you. Your education and success is our number one priority.
Jeff Rafn