Campus Reopening Information

A Message from Dr. Clinton about reopening campus

Northeast Texas Community College is pleased to announce that it would reopen to students and visitors for essential services by appointment only beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. Appointments can be made directly with departments by phone or e-mail. Click here for a directory.

All employees, students and visitors must check in at the UHS Building (2 story building with clock tower) daily to complete a wellness check when they arrive on campus. A new wristband will be issued each day and should be worn at all times while on campus.

Below is an outline of safety protocols and a map showing the open/closed status of buildings and areas around campus. We look forward to serving students again soon in a manner that considers the health and safety of everyone.


How is NTCC Protecting You?

  1. Requiring wellness checks for everyone on campus on a daily basis (check in at UHS)
  2. Requiring that face coverings be worn in public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  3. Increasing frequency of cleaning & disinfecting all rooms on campus (to CDC standards)
  4. Staggering employee schedules to allow for social distancing & moving essential services to appointment only
  5. Implementing social distancing protocols in areas where face-to-face interaction is necessary
  6. Providing hand sanitizer stations near building entrances & placing disinfectant wipes throughout campus.


Campus Reopening Map












In accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, NTCC has adopted the minimum recommended health protocols for all individuals in Texas. NTCC understands that these minimum health protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. We have adopted protocols consistent with our specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of our students.
When NTCC students and staff are allowed on campus for general work duties and student support services, the following protocols approved by NTCC administration will be followed:

  1. At all times, students and staff will maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals (social distancing) while on campus property and in the buildings.
    1. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face covering, hand hygiene, sneeze/cough etiquette, cleanliness, sanitation and donning appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be rigorously practiced.
    2. Students and staff shall wear face covering when in transitional areas where space restrictions would not permit CDC distancing guidelines could not be met. Examples of spaces include hallways, workrooms, restroom, etc. Should a student not have a personal face covering, one will be made available at the Wellness Screening area.
  2. Students and staff will be asked a set of health screening questions and have their temperature taken prior to entering a campus building (See Map Above). The line-up for the screenings will include social distancing of 6 feet between those waiting in line.
    1. If temperature is not within normal limits, individuals will be asked to leave the campus and encouraged to self-quarantine.
    2. If temperature is found to be normal the individual will be allowed into the building.
    3. Thermometers will be disinfected with wipes and sanitizer in preparation for next student.
    4. Should an individual need a face covering, one will be made available at time of check in.
  3. Students, staff and visitors will continuously practice hand hygiene with disinfectant and/or hand washing (recommended every 20 minutes) and utilize sneeze/cough etiquette throughout their time on campus.
  4. Should their activities on campus require them to forego social distancing (less than 6 feet from another person), individuals will wear PPE appropriate to their area as designated by the staff member (i.e. face covering, gloves, etc.).
    1. a. At conclusion of activities, the student will remove PPE except for face covering and follow staff instructions for disposal.
  5. Students and visitors will promptly leave campus premises at conclusion of their appointment.
  6. The staff members will clean/disinfect (per CDC guidelines) all desk space and/or areas utilized by students or visitors and log cleaning times prior to entrance of next student(s).
  7. Once students enter the building, they will maintain proper social distancing standards as they are directed to their service area.
  8. Parents and children accompanying a student must follow health protocols while on campus.
  9. Walk in students/visitors will be seen only if there is availability and they have completed the wellness screening.