COVID-19 Information & Resources
The health and wellness of students and staff is our highest priority. Updates, information, and other resources will be linked here as the information is received.
Northwest Vista College staff, faculty and students need to preregister for COVID-19 testing by scanning the QR code.
Testing is every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in Mountain Laurel Hall, room 119.
Testing is for individuals without COVID symptoms.
COVID-19 Incident Report Process Update
REPORT EACH and EVERY potential exposure, confirmed exposure, positive test result, and onset of COVID-19 symptoms is IMMEDIATELY, whether the affected person (individual who has been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms) has been onsite at NVC or is working/learning remotely. Reports need to be submitted for employees working onsite or remotely, students learning onsite or remotely, vendors onsite within the past two weeks, and community members or others onsite within the past two weeks.
ANYONE can submit a report. It is preferable for the affected person to submit a report, but anyone can submit a report regarding an affected person. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that a report is submitted IMMEDIATELY.
It is CRITICAL that a report is made whether the affected person has been onsite or remote (vendors, community members, or others onsite within the past two weeks) for several reasons.
- Access requests and access lists are reviewed before submission to verify that no one on the list is an affected person.
- Reports involving individuals who have been onsite trigger several follow-up actions, including close contact identification, disinfection of physical spaces, Risk Management follow-up, quarantine timeframes, access schedules, notifications, etc.
- Reports involving individuals who have not been onsite trigger several follow-up actions, including Risk Management follow-up, quarantine timeframes, access schedules, notifications, etc.
FOLLOW-UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFECTED PERSONS FOLLOWING REPORTING
- Employees should stay home, notify their supervisor, and RESPOND to any phone calls or messages from Garvin Dansby, NVC coordinator of College Risk Management, the NVC Risk Management team, and Alamo Colleges District Enterprise Risk Management.
- Students should stay home, notify their instructor, and RESPOND to any phone calls or messages from Garvin Dansby, NVC coordinator of College Risk Management, NVC Risk Management team, and Alamo Colleges District Enterprise Risk Management.
- Employees working onsite and students attending classes onsite – DO NOT come to campus until officially released to do so by Risk Management.
RESPOND to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management.
Contact Garvin Dansby, Coordinator of College Risk Management, for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, classes are not cancelled. They are being conducted remotely.
All classes and services are being held remotely until further notice.
A Flex class should still be able to operate remotely. We recommend students monitor their alamo.edu email for communications from their instructor.
No, all college faculty and staff are working remotely.
We are working with the faculty directly to ensure a seamless transition for students to continue to achieve success in their coursework.
Yes. It currently applies to all of the Alamo Colleges District's locations, including campuses and off-site centers.
Until further notice students should not return to campuses for classes and will be instructed on how to continue classes and receive support remotely.
Yes, the following changes have been made to the commencement:
- Conferring of degrees and certificates WILL NOT be affected. Degrees and certificates will be awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed all requirements of their respective degrees and/or certificates.
- Your Advisor is the main point of contact as you progress through your degree and prepare for graduation (refer to the Advising section of this page for information on how to contact your advisor). Career Services can help you develop a resume and provide tips for interviewing.
- Visit Career Coach to research careers and local jobs that align with your certificate or degree program. You can also access our transfer advising guides to ensure your courses transfer and apply.
- All five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District will be postponing their spring commencement ceremonies until December. Please note that commencement is the actual ceremony rather than degree/certificate earned.
Yes, advisors are available remotely. Please refer to the Advising section of this page for instructions on how to contact your advisor.