3.13.2020 - Letter to Residents

CoronavirusDear Resident,

As announced March 12, NOC has decided to suspend face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. All instruction will be online. 

There are no known cases of COVID-19 on campus, but the college is taking this important step to prevent the spread of this virus. Your health and safety is our number one priority.
 

During this time, 
all Student Housing in Tonkawa and Enid will remain open and there will be dining services available. However, if you are returning home or traveling for spring break and choose to remain away from campus until after April 3, that is fine. If you are planning to remain on campus or return to campus at any time during the next three weeks, please contact us.

NOC Tonkawa Campus: renna.bowers@noc.edu or call 580-628-6249

NOC Enid Campus: chris.gerber@noc.edu or call 580-548-2227
 

Please carefully read the following details:  

  • As you prepare to leave for up to three weeks, please be sure to take all essential academic materials including textbooks, instruction manuals, notes, projects, laptops, devices, chargers, and anything you need to prepare for distance learning.
  • Be sure to take all essential personal belongings including adequate amounts of clothing, medications, important documents including all means of identification (Social Security Card, driver’s license, campus ID, passport) and any personal credit cards or other financial statements.
  • Prepare your room/apartment for the time you are away from campus.
    • Remove all trash, recycling, and perishable food items.
    • Turn off all lights, and unplug all electrical appliances except for refrigerators.
    • Make sure all windows are securely closed and locked.
    • Make sure all doors including main doors and bedroom doors are securely closed and locked.

   Additional Information:

  • NOC will remain open during this time of on-line learning, and services will continue.
  • If you have housing-specific questions, we encourage you to reach out by email or call us. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

            NOC Tonkawa Campus renna.bowers@noc.edu or call us at 580-628-6249

            NOC Enid Campus: chris.gerber@noc.edu or call 580-548-2227

  • Dining services will be open.
  • Computer labs will be open for use between March 23 – April 3.
  • Instructors will be at work between March 23 – April 3.
  • Please increase your efforts to keep your room clean and sanitary.
  • All College-related events scheduled to occur between March 14 - April 3 are suspended. This includes, but is not limited to: recruitment events, tours, student programs, reunions, performances, conferences, social events and athletic competitions. We will continue to evaluate event hosting and will issue an announcement regarding events slated for April 4 and beyond. For more information, monitor the website at www.noc.edu.
  • Student-workers who wish to work their normally scheduled hours may do so during the online learning period. Please check with your supervisor for more details.   
  • Please check out these helpful links that are being updated daily.
    • NOC and Coronavirus:  

http://www.noc.edu/03102020-coronavirus-and-spring-break-travel-guidance-for-the-noc-community

            http://northok.publishpath.com/student-healthcare1

  • Please remember to take these measures to remain healthy: wash your hands with soap and water often, use hand sanitizer when possible, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and if you are not feeling well or running a fever, immediately contact medical personnel, and stay home and limit exposure to others.
  • This is a fluid situation.  Please check your email, blackboard, and the NOC website regularly for updates as they become available. 
  • In accordance with CDC guidance, the College is reviewing options to ensure social distancing occurs.  Social distancing is a term applied to certain actions taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of disease.  Examples include limiting gatherings of large groups of people, changing business processes to allow for less face-to-face interaction and measures that minimize physical contact such as refraining from shaking hands.
  • Please encourage No-Contact Greetings.  Simply announce you are not shaking hands at this time.  Anyone watching the current news cycle will likely understand and be appreciative of your approach.  In the same vein, please ensure that living space cleanings take place more frequently. 

Thank you for your cooperation. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available. Enjoy spring break, travel safe, and take care of yourself.