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NLTCC April 15, 2020
An informative video message from NLTCC's Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador, to all Students and Faculty/Staff regarding the status of NLTCC and enrollment for Summer Term(s)                 
NLTCC April 7, 2020
 An informative video message from NLTCC's Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador, to all Students and Faculty/Staff regarding the completion of Spring Term and enrollment for Summer Term(s).   
NLTCC March 28, 2020
An important video message from NLTCC's Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador, to all Students, Faculty, and Staff
NLTCC March 21, 2020
An important video message from NLTCC's Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador, to all Students, Faculty, and Staff
NLTCC March 20, 2020
An important message from Louisiana Community and Technical College System 
NLTCC March 17, 2020 
An important video message from NLTCC's Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador.  Please watch as he explains NLTCC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NLTCC March 15, 2020 
The procedures outlined below have been developed in light of the Louisiana Governor’s Executive Order, direction provided by Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and guidance from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 
  • All NLTCC campuses will be closed on Monday, March 16th, and Tuesday March 17th.
  • The College will open on Wednesday, March 18th with the return of faculty and staff under a Restricted Visitor Policy. 
  • Students will extend their Spring Break through next week and return to their home campus on Monday, March 23, 2020.  
Throughout the coming week, NLTCC faculty and staff will pivot toward Integrated Technical Training (ITT). ITT is a learning model that combines online digital content with the traditional hands-on training that is the hallmark of NLTCC. We are confident this approach will aid in meeting the guidelines given for protecting our college community and providing the learning experience needed to further prepare students for employment.  
All students will return to their local NLTCC campus on Monday (3/23) and Tuesday (3/24) to receive course information, altered schedules and financial aid verification. Additional instructions will be forthcoming to ensure students know where and when to arrive on those days. Thereafter, students will engage with digital content online to limit in-person contact for a period of at least 3 weeks before returning to the campus for hands-on training. The return date for hands-on training is contingent upon guidelines provided in this rapidly changing Covid 19 situation. In the event that the limitations on personal contact continues beyond the 3 weeks scheduled, NLTCC is prepared for extensions. Nursing students and others who are in clinical and work based learning experiences will be provided revised schedules and may engage in alternative learning experiences through simulation.
While there are no known (COVID-19) cases at NLTCC at this time, we plan to take every precaution to ensure the continued safety of our faculty, staff and students. To that end, we are implementing new policies, practices, and procedures for this unprecedented situation. These procedures include faculty and staff providing additional disinfection and sanitization of classrooms, equipment and tools to ensure a safe work environment. This also includes social spacing and student capacity limitations in computer labs and other instructional spaces. A limited schedule for computer lab usage will be forthcoming.  
At NLTCC, we are committed to excellence and we serve those who are committed to achieving a better way of life.  We have a history of transforming lives and shaping the workforce in Northwest Louisiana.  During this critical time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to students and their success. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we pivot to design the most effective learning experience possible given the unprecedented challenge at hand. Together, we will cross the finish line. – #Equipped, Inspired and Ready to Work!  
Please continue to monitor your email for any updates.
Thank you and be safe!
NLTCC March 12, 2020
As a global community, we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College officials are committed to ensuring the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff. At this time, classes are scheduled to resume as usual next Monday, March 16th on all NLTCC campuses. 
College leadership remains highly engaged in monitoring and communicating the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Division of Administration (DoA). We are taking our cues from the latest CDC updates on the spread of COVID-19 and essential preventative measure to ensure the health and safety of citizens. For the most up to date information, please continue to monitor the latest news provided on the home page of our college website at www.NLTCC.edu
While preventative measures and consistent practices of sanitation are essential for persons and facilities, the college will also continue enhanced sanitation efforts included but not limited to increased schedules of campus and classroom cleaning, added hand sanitizer stations, added signage with information to prevent the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus and regular updates from the CDC located at www.cdc.gov/COVID19  Additional guidance regarding self-quarantine and communication strategies for students and faculty in the event of illness will be included on our college website. College officials and faculty are also evaluating and updating existing emergency preparedness manuals as well as policies and procedures related to continuation of instruction in an off campus environment in the event of the continued spread of COVID-19.
It is imperative that faculty, staff and students make administration aware of any planned personal international travel to affected areas. The college reserves the right to require individuals who choose to travel to affected regions to self-quarantine upon return. College related travel is currently being monitored on a case by case basis. 
As our global community continues to monitor the spread of COVID19 and work tirelessly to ensure the health and wellness of all citizens, NLTCC will continue to provide updates to our college family.

 

Sincerely, 
Earl Meador, JD
Chancellor