COVID-19 - New England College

COVID-19 Updates

At New England College, we are fortunate to be located in New Hampshire where the virus has not been as widespread or devastating as it has in other places around the country. Because of our location, small class sizes, and the efforts by our faculty and staff to ensure the safety of our students, New England College is open for in-person living and learning.

But we must be vigilant. As faculty and staff begin to work with students, it is imperative that we are made aware of any COVID-related symptoms that students may disclose to you. When this occurs, please follow the steps below immediately. Please keep this information confidential.

  1. Email COVIDResponseTeam@nec.edu with the student’s name and cell phone number.
  2. Indicate to the student to call the Wellness Center 603.428.2253 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.). If after hours or on the weekend, please call Campus Safety at 603.428.2323. Tell the student to remain in their residence until contacted by someone on the COVID Rapid Response Team.
  3. Please read our spring 2022 update regarding mask protocols, vaccines, and other COVID-related information.

 

Summer 2022 Requirements

All students who will be taking face-to-face classes need to submit the following documentation BEFORE coming to campus for orientation or classes:

  • Copy of official COVID-19 vaccine record, including any booster doses that have been received

 

All of this information must be sent to covid-19update@nec.edu. All of this information must be submitted to the College before a student comes for their first in-person class or on-campus orientation.

This information must be submitted in PDF format. If you have a smart phone, programs like Genius Scan (a free download) can be used to easily capture and save an image as a PDF.

Students are also required to complete a COVID-19 antigen test on the first day of their first face-to-face class. College staff will be present on campus to administer this test to you. Please be sure to arrive at least one hour before your class start time to allow time for testing.

Current Active Cases as of February 11

2 Henniker students

Total cases starting August 25:

Commuter Returned Home On-Campus/Preventive Quarantine
Henniker 14 2 3
Manchester
1 0 0

Other Resources

  • IT

    Online Campus Learning and Operations

    As we begin our online phase of campus learning and operations, we wanted to clarify some information for users. We hope to ease the transition as much as possible in what we know is going to be a new experience for many.

    VPN — If you use the NEC VPN please note that you ONLY NEED IT FOR BANNER ADMIN, ARGOS, AND SHARED DRIVES. You do not need it to check email, Sharepoint, MyNec, or Zoom.

    Regular Hours of Operation — 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, other times will be monitored for critical issues.

    Helpdesks will not be staffed physically. To contact IT please use:

    Spaulding Computer Lab will be open from 8:00 a.m—5:00 p.m. (computers in the Simon Center will not be operational)

    Staff will be on campus as needed to address issues as they arise.

    Thank you for your understanding as we strive to meet your needs in an ever-changing situation.

  • Academic Resources

    The entire New England College community has come together to make our transition to virtual classes as smooth as possible.

    Now, your success is our priority. Learn more about these subjects.

    Tips for Success with Online Courses

    • Set and keep fixed times: Use computer alarms and calendars to help you.
    • Do not rush: Manage your time; meet all deadlines; do not get behind.
    • Ask questions; contribute online to your class; apply what you’ve learned.
    • Be proficient with the technology ahead of time: Practice with video apps, etc.
    • Choose your collaborators carefully; are they helpers or hinderers?
    • Use all resources available; think outside the box.
    • Use proper netiquette

    Learn more at Academic Success Services

    Textbook Rental Returns

    Here are some helpful instructions on how to return textbook rentals.

    Time Management Tips

    • Identify time-wasters and set goals. It’s easy to get distracted.
    • Plan ahead by creating a to-do list.
    • Tackle small tasks to start.
    • Only do one thing at a time.
    • Establish routines.
    • Use breaks wisely.
    • Take time off.
    • Learn to delegate.

    See a blank Weekly Time Management Schedule.

    Wellness Center for Mental Health

    The Wellness Center wants to remind you that health and wellness is a holistic process. We encourage you to read the article Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty. It has valuable tips for you, and those around you, to practice. Please feel free to forward the link to friends, family, and co-workers. We wish you much peace and good health.

    Contact Us

    Patricia Corbett, Ed.D.,
    Dean of Undergraduate Programs

    pcorbett@nec.edu

  • Past Cases

    Total cases from February 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021:

    Commuter Returned Home On-Campus/Preventative Quarantine
    Henniker 1 18
    Manchester 4

    Total cases from August 24 – November 20, 2020:
    Commuter Returned Home On-Campus/Preventative Quarantine
    Henniker 5 6 19
    Manchester 1