Today, the State of Illinois extended its statewide Stay-at Home order to April 30, which was originally scheduled to end April 7, as a continuing measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I’ve provided some additional details below regarding the College’s operations in light of this extension.
Students Living on Campus
I want to reassure the limited number of students who are currently living on our campus that they will be able to remain on our campus during the April 30 Stay-at-Home order, and I urge them to continue to practice the established hygiene and social distancing measures while the order remains in place. Chartwells will continue providing dining services on the limited schedule already communicated.
Earlier this month, each of the College’s vice presidents established plans and expectations for a temporary remote work model. We are now extending the remote work model until further notice. Please continue working with your supervisor, and thank you for your flexibility adapting to a new work model while supporting our students and the College.
Each vice president has identified essential personnel who need to report to campus to perform essential functions. Only these specifically designated faculty and staff will be permitted to access campus facilities, and they should only be on campus for the amount of time necessary to complete the essential function.
Some of the areas on campus that will continue to operate by providing essential functions include, residence life, dining services, campus safety, information technology services, operations, and buildings and grounds. Please work with your respective supervisors accordingly.
We are also extending our restrictions regarding all non-essential College-related travel until further notice, as summarized below:
All College-related international travel is prohibited;
Members of the campus community returning from any CDC-designated Level 3 country are required to self-quarantine away from campus for 14 days due to an increased risk, and inform the College by emailing the Dyson Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org;
All College-related non-essential domestic air travel is prohibited (examples include conferences and off-site training sessions or workshops);
Faculty and staff should consult with their respective dean or supervisor regarding all potential College-related travel.
Coursework will continue as scheduled in the remote learning model previously communicated. Please continue to be patient, flexible and compassionate as we all adapt to the changing circumstances.
I appreciate the diligent efforts of everyone in the campus community, and I remain particularly grateful to the members of our campus community who will continue completing essential functions and services by coming to campus.
Please continue to visit the College’s COVID-19 Updates website (info.northcentralcollege.edu) for additional information, resources, and a continually evolving list of FAQs.
Amidst unprecedented circumstances, I continue to be uplifted by the energy of everyone in the campus community to move forward, doing the best we possibly can, toward completion of the spring semester. I wish you all safety and health.