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COVID-19 Update: August 25, 2020

Campus Update: COVID-19 Cases

August 25, 2020
11:00am MT

We have returned safely to campus and have started the Fall 2020 academic year. We are now into the third week of classes with all programs and general education classes in operation and on-campus. While we remain keenly aware that we will likely see COVID-19 cases develop as the year continues, at this point, we have had 0 cases on our campus in Goodland or our outreach location in Quinter. We have been working diligently with the Sherman County Health Department to test students who demonstrate symptoms common for the COVID-19 virus and at this point in time, all have come back negative. When a positive case develops we will continue to adhere to HIPAA laws and protect the privacy of those impacted. We will post a notification on our COVID-19 webpage and send an email to students and employees that a case has developed.

We are down to a small number of students in quarantine who arrived from states flagged by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment but anticipate they will return to the classroom in the coming days. The health and safety of our students, employees, and community members remain the foremost concern for the college as we continue to provide on-campus instruction.

We continue to require social distancing when students and employees are on campus. It remains a critical step in preventing the spread of the virus and results in fewer students and employees needing to quarantine or isolate when a case develops.

Ben Schears
Northwest Tech