NPCollege COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATE


COVID-19 Information Resources / HERF


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

California Department of Health (CDPH)
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/ncov2019.aspx

Los Angeles County Public Health
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/Coronavirus/

Orange County Public Health Services
https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/

Ventura County Health Care Agency
http://www.vchca.org/agency-divisions/public-health


COLLEGE STATUS UPDATES:

May 15, 2020:

NPCollege Students Facing Financial Impacts of
COVID-19 May Apply For Emergency Funds


National Polytechnic College (NPCollege) has received $84,226 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus funding that the campus has set aside for emergency grants for students facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Depending on their unique circumstances, students who are currently enrolled may be eligible for these emergency grants. These federal funds are being made available right now to help our students weather these difficult times.

Students who qualify for the CARES Act grants may use the funds to pay for food, housing, course materials, coronavirus-related medical expenses, child care, and other educational expenses. The grants must be paid to students directly, and the institution may not apply the funds to students' tuition bills, according to the federal legislation.

NPCollege has received funds in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund stimulus dollars through the federal CARES Act to support the college's ongoing academic missions during the pandemic. The campus is awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on when and how it will receive the remaining stimulus funding, but college administrators expect it will be available to cover institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.



April 13, 2020:

• Hemodialysis class originally scheduled to begin April 19, 2020, has been moved to MAY 17, 2020, as a result of the "Safer at Home" order extension until May 15, 2020. Applicants for this session will be notified of their orientation dates in advance to allow timely planning to attend..


March 31, 2020:

• ADMISSIONS office has moved to Virtual Campus Tours and web-based admissions interviews. Applicants may schedule a meeting through the online calendar or calling the office directly.


March 19, 2020:

• On-Campus classes have been suspended and moved to a Blended Curriculum Delivery System. Clinical externship rotations remain unchanged until further notice.

• HEMODIALYSIS and all other Weekend classes have been CANCELLED until further notice.

• We have not received any notification of any student or staff member being diagnosed with COVID-19 infections.

• College campus is open to active students ONLY in need of lab practice Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. The campus is now closed to visitors.


To: All NPCollege Staff Members
From: David Maddahi, NPCollege CEO
Subject: COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

Dear student and staff member:

Your health and safety is always priority and keeping you informed about COVID-19 virus in this uncertain times it becomes helpful. We are closely monitoring this information through official agencies like CDC (Centers for Disease Control, WHO (World Health Organization, LACHA (Los Angeles County Health Agency), CDPH (California Department of Public Health, ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Schools and Career Colleges, and USDOE (Unites States Department of Education. Until today, all the information we have received from authorities mainly focus on preparedness and prevention.

Although we have no reason to believe any NPCollege student or staff member has contracted or has been exposed to the virus, we want to make sure you have valuable and accurate information about COVID-19's exposure risks, and preventative actions.

Preventive cleaning measures at NPCollege:
• Besides the regular daily cleaning, all contact surfaces and objects frequently touched by students and staff are being cleaned daily with disinfectants and sanitizing wipes following the recommended local and state guidelines from CDC, CDPH, and other agencies.
• At the end of the day, all classrooms will be sprayed with disinfectant before the school is closed.
• "Wash your hands" reminder flyers will be posted very visibly at different strategic points in the school.
• Trash receptacles are emptied multiple times a day.


Emergency Announcements:


STUDENT or STAFF MEMBER DIAGNOSED CASES: In the case of a potential or confirmed COVID-19 infection of a student or staff member, all students and staff will be notified immediately by email and text message about procedures that will be implemented and instructions to follow.
CONFIDENTIALITY: We want to reassure you that confidentiality of information will be highly observed. We are asking you to notify immediately to the college (coordinators for the students, and supervisors for staff members) of any findings about your health status or a household member' status related to COVID -19. We will provide you individually with the procedures to follow.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES or COLLEGE CLOSURE: Students and staff members will be immediately notified of this decision and the procedures to follow for class assignments and staff assigned work duties from home.

Below you will find comprehensive information from different official agencies containing crucial information about COVID-19. Please practice good health hygiene and follow the guidance of your local health agencies. Please keep yourself informed and share precaution information with other persons in your community. We hope you find this information helpful.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact us:

(562) 206-0262