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If you are not feeling well, have come into contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, or have tested positive for COVID-19 please stay off campus and fill out the COVID-19 Exposure Form


Essex County COVID-19 Community Levels


  • In Essex County, Massachusetts, community level is LOW.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms


*Weekly data provided by CDC


NECC COVID-19 Dashboard
Date of Most Recent On-Campus Positive    Most Recent Location   Monthly Total On Campus Cases    Academic Year Total On Campus Cases*

February 2nd, 2023




Updated on Tuesday February 7th, 2023.
* Beginning September 1, 2022

Total cases for academic year 2021-2022: 146

This dashboard shows on-campus cases for the 2021-2022 academic year for the NECC community. These totals are cumulative and include positive COVID-19 cases from both the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses. Reporting is updated on a regular basis and includes students, faculty, and staff.

Be assured that, following an on campus positive case of COVID-19, if there is any need for further action on your part, you will hear from an NECC representative or the Department of Public Health directly.

NECC COVID-19 Holiday Tips

The Holiday season is upon us and the NECC Public Health Response Team wanted to remind you of a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this season.

  • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and test
  • Make sure to wear a well fitting mask for at least 10 days if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID
  • Get boosted if you haven’t done so already
  • Be aware of your surroundings and keep a mask with you at all times and practice social distancing as much as possible
  • Reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns at all
  • Here are some timeless tips from the CDC to remember, above and beyond the steps for COVID

NECC COVID-19 Basics

  • Although we have seen a promising decline in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, the NECC Public Health Response Team still recommends taking all necessary personal precautions against infection
  • NECC is a Mask Flexible Campus. We encourage mask wearing while indoors. Be mindful of those around you and their comfort level. Keep a mask in your pocket just in case!
  • Based on updated CDC guidance, if you are a close contact of a COVID+ individual, you are required to wear a mask on campus for 10 days beginning the day after your exposure.
  • NECC has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. More information can be found here: Student Vaccination Policy or Employee Vaccination Policy
  • If you have been exposed, are not feeling well, or have tested positive for COVID-19, we request that you fill out the NECC COVID-19 Exposure Form found HERE
  • Prospective Students and Visitors to campus must complete the NECC Campus Visitor Sign In form found HERE
  • Additional information can be found through the FAQ links

Important Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services at NECC – Gabriel Garcia

Lahey Psychiatric Crisis Team 24/7 – 978-521-7777

YWCA Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 24/7 – 1877-509-9922

Addition Helpline 24/7 – 1800-327-5050

Crisis Text Line – Text “Start” to 741-741

Samaritans Helpline – 1877-870-4673

Veterans Crisis Line – 1800-273-8255

Trevor Lifeline Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth – 1866-488-7386


For General COVID-19 questions please email 

For COVID-19 policy questions please email

Report Concerns is a private email box monitored by Marissa Elliott and Mike McCarthy

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