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COVID-19

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New York College of Health Professions would like to take this time to acknowledge all the students, faculty, and staff that are on the front line of the pandemic, putting themselves out there to help, provide, support and selflessly giving to those in need. To all our students that are working in the medical field, transportation, food industry, markets, etc., we thank you and we give you our utmost respect. On this same note we also want to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences for all the loved ones that have passed away during this time and to our students that have also passed away. Words cannot express the sorrows and hurt but we do want to extend our condolences and if anyone needs any help or needs to reach out and talk to someone feel free and we encourage anyone to call the OMH Helpline 1-844-863-9314

Any students that would like additional information we have added a direct link with additional resources including some PDF files from this link that we thought might be helpful to you or to someone you might know. https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/pandemic_influenza/

New York College is constantly working towards and is concerned for the wellbeing of all our students, staff and faculty and in doing so we will be doing another deep cleaning of the college right before the school is allowed to open, along with daily cleaning of the building and constantly touched surface areas. We will also be proactive and provide mask to any student that would need one. We encourage all our students to wear masks and to bring their own masks and gloves. We encourage students to constantly wash their hands and practice self-care. The college will also rearrange the chairs in each classroom to abide by the social distance guidelines. Lastly we know it has been a while since we have all seen each other but we do request that we all practice social distance when needed.

 

For the Fall 2020 term:
o All Massage classes that are “LECT”, “PALT” and “PART” will be held remotely (online). Classes that are of type “TECH” and “CLIN” will be in person (in School).
o All GSOM classes that are “LECT” and “PART” will be held remotely (online). Classes that are of type “CLIN” will be in person (in School). The GSOM program will also have hybrid classes for all “TECH” classes and will be notified in advance what days the “In person” (in School) part of the class will be.

Security Updates: (For all student, staff, and faculty)
o If you do not feel well do not come into school
o Cloth mask or face covering must be worn at all times
o Regularly wash your hands with soap for about 20 seconds or more
o Use hand sanitizer if not able to wash your hands
o Try not to touch unnecessary surfaces
o Please enter the school through the Main entrance in the back where the big parking lot is. **Upon entering the school all students, staff and faculty will have their temperature checked. If you have a temperature of less than 100.4 ºF, you will be cleared to enter. If the thermometer reading is higher, we will ask you to wait in the café for 2 min to then recheck your temperature. If your temperature does not show any signs of lowering, we will ask you to leave. **Once you enter the hallway of the school entrance, please wait at indicated markings on the floor. If there is a line inside the hallway and all the markings are being occupied by someone please wait outside until a spot is available.
o Social distance must be maintained throughout the school.

 

Additional Safety Information:
o Do not block the hallways if you are talking with people, move to an open area where people can walk around you safely.
o Seats have been moved in each classroom for social distance, please do not move them.
o No congregating in large groups
o Use the supplies as needed, do not over use or take any supplies home.
o In technique classrooms, all tables must be disinfected after each use. Cleaner will be provided.
o In lecture classrooms, the desks will be disinfected each night. In lieu of the daily disinfecting by the college we will provide antibacterial hand wipes in each classroom for students to wipe down their own chairs before and after class.
o When done with hand wipes, gloves, mask, napkins, tissues, etc. Please dispose of them away in the proper waste receptacle.
o All administrative office visits must be done at the door way of the office, do not enter into the offices.
o MT & GSOM Clinics will provide their additional guidelines
o If you are not feeling well please let the administration know or email balvarez@nycollege.edu

(Updated 8/20/20)

Please note that all information can be found on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html as it pertains to COVID-19.

Due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order that was released on May 1, 2020, all classes will be taught online using Google Meet and Google Classroom for the summer trimester.  The Executive Order required all K-12 schools and colleges to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, which lasts until June 30, 2020.  The clinics will remain closed until at least June 30th.  

All administrative offices are working remotely at this time, and will continue to do so until the restrictions in place through New York Pause are lifted.

ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA SCHOOL EMAIL IMMEDIATELY SHOULD THERE BE ANY FURTHER UPDATES TO IN-PERSON CLASS & CLINIC SUSPENSIONS.

New York College of Health Professions is committed to the safety of all students, faculty, and staff.  With courses for the summer trimester being held remotely, the College does have a plan to resume in person instruction when cleared to do so by the New York State Health Department .

When the college reopens for in person operations, specific guidelines and practices must be adhered to.  The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in person classes and clinics.

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Before New York College of Health Professions can resume in person activities, there are specific guidelines and practices that need to be put in place.  The information provided below outlines the strategic plan to resume in person classes and clinics.

  1. All students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors will be required to have their temperature taken upon entering the facilities. 
  2. Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands as frequently as possible to stop the spread of germs.  Hand washing should last at least 20 seconds.  Hand sanitizer should be used with at least 60% alcohol.  They should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. It is imperative to maintain social distancing.  It is recommended that six feet of distance between is maintained, as some people are sick and show no symptoms.  People who are at a higher risk of getting sick should avoid being within six feet of someone else.
  4. It is required that everyone should wear a face covering.  Wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing greatly reduces the risk of contracting the virus.
  5. When someone has to sneeze or cough, they should cover their mouth or nose.  Everyone should wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.
  6. The following will be disinfected daily to minimize the spread of the virus:  lecture classrooms, offices, the library, and reception areas.  The following areas will be disinfected at least twice per day:  café, rest rooms, and student lounges.  The following areas will be disinfected after each class or treatment:  classrooms with treatment tables, clinic treatment rooms, and physical arts rooms.

It is recommended that each person monitors their own health.  If you are sick, stay home.  When the College is ready to re-open, the college will be closely monitoring all faculty, students, and staff to ensure their safety.


New York College of Health Professions Grants to Students Under the CARES Act

REVISED JULY 22, 2020

New York College of Health Professions has received funding from the Federal government and has used the funds to distribute grants to students in accordance with the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Emergency Services Act).  The details of this funding follows:
  1. New York College of Health Professions has signed and returned to the United States Education Department a Certification and Agreement, which includes the assurance that the instruction will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that New York College of Health Professions has received from the Department pursuant to its Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $268,521.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) as of June 30, 2020 is $268,605.
  4. The estimated total number of students at New York College of Health Professions eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 235.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 235.
  6. New York College of Health Professions has distributed the Emergency Financial Aid Grants in equal amounts to all students enrolled for the summer 2020 term who have filled verified FAFSA forms (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and who are not enrolled in a program which was entirely online.  Each student received a tax-free grant in the amount of $1143.
  7. Students who have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been instructed that, in accordance with the CARES ACT, the funds are to be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus(including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

7/22/2020:  The entirety of the funds that New York College of Health Professions received from the US Department of Education pursuant to its Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act had been distributed to students as described above and no further updates to this report will be posted.