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NECC Coronavirus Information and Updates

This website is designed to provide you with everything you need to know regarding college operations as a result of the pandemic. It includes important information for returning to campus, frequently asked questions, campus communications regarding COVID-19, and training videos and resources so that you can adopt practices that will help keep you and the rest of our college community safe. As we receive updates, our policies may well change. We will share these updates through campus email. Higher level information will also be shared through the college’s Emergency Notification System and on Facebook or Twitter.

Please visit the Student Affairs webpage to learn how you can connect with Admissions, Advising, Career Services, Learning Accommodations, and other services, or the Library and and IT Services pages to find out how they are adjusting their services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

If you have questions, please call 978-556-3700 or email

Returning to Campus

This section contains guidelines, resources, and information intended to facilitate a safe return to campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Prior to coming to campus students are asked to please complete the following:

  1. Review the The Knights’ Student Wellness Pledge.
  2. Agree and submit the The Knights’ Student Wellness Pledge Form.

To support our return to campus efforts, we are asking all NECC students to participate, and agree to the terms of The Knights’ Student Wellness Pledge Read more information about the pledge and required activities here.

Prior to coming to campus faculty and staff are asked to please complete the following:

  1. Review COVID-19 training videos and resources.
  2. Submit the Campus Access Request Form.
Guidelines for Coming to the Northern Essex Community College Campus

Guidelines for Coming to the Northern Essex Community College Campus

When coming onto the NECC campus, you will be required to follow the protocols as set out by federal, state, and local government. You will also be required to review training videos and COVID-19 resources and submit the Campus Access Request form prior to coming on campus. By coming on campus, you attest that you have read this information and agree to these protocols.

  • All persons must sign in and out of each building they enter, and exit: include date/time.
  • All persons shall remain at least six feet apart both inside and outside.
  • All persons must wear face coverings as required by the State both inside and outside.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or used the restroom; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and before and after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use of the bathroom is limited to 1 person at a time.
  • Use of elevators should be limited where possible to avoid close proximity with others in a confined space.
  • Those using elevators are required to wear a face cover regardless of traveling along or with others.
  • Eating on campus is limited to OUTSIDE only.
  • No persons shall congregate before/after their reason for being on campus, please leave promptly.

*This is subject to change based on federal, state and local guidelines. If you have questions, please email

Watch the NECC Virtual Student Town Hall: Fall 2021 Plans

Held on March 29, 2021, join guest speaker Bill Heineman, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, and host Audrey Ellis for a Virtual Town Hall as they discuss Fall 2021 plans and take questions from the NECC student community.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

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