April 6, 2020

1:59pm

ATTENTION ANC STUDENTS - TIME SENSITIVE!!!

Students who were enrolled in live classes that have now been converted to online, and who DO NOT have a computer and/or Wi-Fi access, please read:

Tablets will be available for pick-up at the back (west end) of the Center for Allied Technologies, under the Bus Port awning. You must call to schedule a pick-up time. PICK-UPS WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, APRIL 8 & 9.

These opportunities are available for ANC Students ONLY. Wi-Fi capability will begin to degrade with too many users at a given time.

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

► The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.


April 1, 2020

2:43pm

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the College is continuing to close the campus to the public from Monday, April 6, 2020, through Sunday, April 12, 2020.  You will be updated before April 13.

For the immediate future, the following has been determined:

Students are strongly encouraged to:

  1. Check your ANC email daily.  This is the official communication for the college.
  2. Sign up for ANC’s Text Alert.  If you are not currently receiving text messages from ANC, log in to your “My ANC Account” and follow the directions under the “cell messaging” tab setup.

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

► The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.


March 25, 2020

4:33pm

ANC Executive staff has been in communication daily and meeting regularly to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and to plan for future operations of ANC and its classes. The safety and wellbeing of ANC students, staff, and the public are of paramount consideration.

There are still no confirmed cases of CVOID-19 on the Arkansas Northeastern College campus at this time. However, as a cautionary method, the College is continuing to close the campus to the public from Monday, March 30, 2020, through Sunday, April 5, 2020.

For the immediate future, the following has been determined:

Students are strongly encouraged to:

  1. Check your ANC email daily:  Make sure you have access to your ANC student email. This is the official means of communication for the college.
  2. Sign up for ANC’s Text Alert:  If you are not currently receiving text messages from ANC, login to you “My ANC Account” and follow the directions under the “cell messaging” tab set-up.

ANC executive staff will continue to monitor the situation daily and will post updates to your ANC student e-mail, the ANC website, the ANC APP, and other ANC social media.

Please continue to practice social distancing during this critical period by keeping six feet between yourself and others. Also, please wash your hands regularly to help prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

► The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.


March 20, 2020

3:42pm

The following is the latest update on the College’s strategy to minimize the exposure to Coronavirus on campus.  We continue to monitor the situation.  As new information continues to come in, please be patient as we try to make the best decisions for Arkansas Northeastern College students and employees.

The campus will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC next week (March 23-27). This is Spring Break week.  The College’s campuses are currently undergoing a thorough, daily cleaning and sanitization regimen that will continue throughout spring break week.

ANC Executive staff is corresponding daily to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they occur.

All community activities and community meetings will be suspended until April 17, 2020, at which time the College will reevaluate.

There will be an announcement next week regarding how ANC will be proceeding with student coursework and other college operations from March 30th and beyond.

ALL announcements concerning work conditions and/or closings of any part of the College will come through the President and/or the Information Services Department and will be posted on the ANC website and official ANC social media.

Please continue to practice “Social Distancing.”  Try to keep six feet between yourself and others.  Shaking hands and physical contact is discouraged.

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

► The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.


March 16, 2020

4:30pm

There are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Arkansas Northeastern College campus at this time.  However, as a cautionary method, the College is closing the campus to the public for a deep cleaning from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Sunday, March 29, 2020.  During this time, ALL campus events have been canceled.  Online classes will continue as scheduled.

Students are strongly encouraged to:

  1. Check your ANC email daily:  Make sure you have access to your ANC student email.  This is the official means of communication for the college.
  2. Sign up for ANC’s Text Alert:  If you are not currently receiving text messages from ANC, login to your “My ANC Account” and follow the directions there for setup.
  3. Practice good sanitation:  Frequent handwashing and additional cleanliness.
  4. Limit face-to-face communications:  Utilize email and other technologies when possible.

ANC executive staff will continue to monitor the situation daily and will post updates to your ANC student email, the ANC website, the ANC app, and ANC social media outlets.

The Arkansas Health Department has a FREE hotline to call if you believe you may have been exposed.  To be assessed by phone, call 501-537-8969 Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, or 800-554-5738 after hours or on the weekend.

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

► The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.


March 12, 2020

1:14PM

I am reaching out on behalf of Arkansas Northeastern College to assure you that in times of uncertainty surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are implementing plans to keep our students and employees as safe as possible.  I want to reach out to you to let you know what Arkansas Northeastern College is doing in preparation.

Every room on campus is being sanitized on a daily basis with additional sanitization occurring in the evenings.  Additional cans of disinfectant and hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the campus.

Signs have been placed throughout campus to offer reminders and directions for the best methods of prevention of the spread of the virus.

As we monitor the spread of the virus, we are also planning for a change in the delivery of our live classes to online, so that students may continue their courses should a closure of campus be necessary.

Upcoming campus events will be evaluated and possibly canceled or postponed.

Administration is convening daily to monitor the situation and working with staff to plan for any changes or accommodations needed.

Any one experiencing ANY symptoms are asked to STAY HOME or they will be asked to leave.  Symptoms include: runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, difficulty breathing (severe cases).

Students and employees will receive updates by email regarding any changes.

We are taking every precaution possible, and we ask the same of those who visit our campus.  Be responsible for your own health. Wash your hands often, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, avoid close contact with anyone who is sick, stay home if you are sick.

Again, please know that we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, keeping those who are affected in our hearts, and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from faculty, staff, students, and the community.

We recognize that difficult times may be ahead, and we at the Arkansas Northeastern College are working to ease the difficulties that may arise.  The health and well-being of our entire College family is of the utmost importance.

Sincerely,

Dr. James Shemwell

President

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Resources:

► The CDC has accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Arkansas Department of Health has information regarding COVID-19 cases in the state.

► UAMS has developed a FREE online screening tool for COVID-19 for Arkansas residents.

► For information about handwashing, please visit the CDC’s Handwashing website.