NIAH administration continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus disease). The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. We have a strong team that is assessing conditions regionally and across the nation and is making recommendations guided by the following principles:

  • The safety and health of all concerned
  • Clear, transparent, honest and empathetic communication and information
  • Focus on our students’ successful completion with a clear path forward
  • Quick action conducted with care and compassion

On-Campus Procedures & Requirements

When on campus, all individuals must adhere to the following:

  • Face masks are required when on campus. NIAH employees may remove masks when in a private area or office where a minimum of 6 ft of social distancing is possible
  • Social Distancing. Individuals are to avoid close contact and remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and no sharing of objects or tools.
  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette.
    – Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    If soap and water are not readily available hand sanitizer must be
    used.
    – Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your
    elbow. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer immediately afterwards
  • All students must check-in at the front desk or with their instructor and will be required to have their temperature taken upon arrival.
  • STAY HOME IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL
    Or if you tested positive for COVID -19 or were exposed to
    someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

*Accommodations may be made for individuals who are unable to wear a mask due to disability or medical conditions. Contact the School Director at 770 – 409 -1075 or 770 – 374 – 8995 or aobazee@norcrossinstitute.com.

Classroom Procedure & Expectations

All On-Campus procedures listed above must be practiced inside the classroom.
Classroom sizes do not always allow for a full 6 feet distancing. Because of this, classrooms will be set-up as follows:

  • Students will face one direction. No round tables, U- Shape formations, etc
  • Spacing of seating will be spread out as much as possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom. Students are encouraged to utilize sanitizer upon entering and leaving the room
  • Masks will be worn at all times by students and instructors.

If 50% or more of the class is required to quarantine at one time, the entire class will move to an online format for this period of time. Less than a 50% threshold, accommodations will be made with the students who need to quarantine. This could be online learning, zoom sessions, etc. The remainder of the class will continue to attend in-person classes.
Students who become ill or are forced to quarantine, please work with your instructor to complete your coursework. Each situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Staff Expectations

Campus Visitors & Student Service / Advising Offices

All NIAH employees must adhere to the requirements listed above. Employee break room may be used. Social distancing is to be maintained and all touched surfaces must be wiped down with disinfectant after use.
Expectation for employees and current students is self-disclosure to instructor or supervisor if they have or develop and COVID-19 symptoms.
In the event of a disclosure, employee or student is sent home or to quarantine room until a ride is available to take them home. In all cases of self-disclosure of symptoms, the Director is to be notified immediately.
If anyone has virus symptoms, they are to STAY HOME and seek medical advice.

The NIAH campus is open to visitors by appointment only. All campus visitors and students must adhere to the requirements listed above. All visitors upon arrival will be required to sign in. If anyone has virus symptoms, they are to STAY HOME and seek medical advice.

Advising: Advisors are available by appointment only. For walk-ins without an appointment, one will be made for them. No waiting will be allowed inside the lobby. If the advisor is not ready the individual must wait outside or in their vehicle until contacted to return inside. Number of visitors allowed in the advisor’s office is limited to two (2), the individual with the appointment, plus one (1) guest. Others may listen in via phone.

Finance/Business Office: No waiting will be allowed inside the lobby. If the specialist is not ready the individual must wait outside or in their vehicle until contacted to return inside. Appointments can be made by emailing Admin@norcrossinstitute.com or by calling 770 – 409 – 1075.

Academic/Proctored Testing: Testing Services will offer in-person testing in the testing center by appointment only. Walk-ins may be accommodated immediately only if room is available and/or a proctor is scheduled to be in the testing center at that time. Appointments can be made by emailing Admin@norcrossinstitute.com or by calling 770 – 409 – 1075.

Tutoring: Learning Services will offer both in-person and remote tutoring options. Remote tutoring will be offered through Zoom, and in-person tutoring will be offered in the Tutoring Center on the NIAH campus. Students must have an appointment. As always, tutoring is free for all NIAH students. Appointments can be made by emailing Admin@norcrossinstitute.com or by calling 770 – 409 – 1075.

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