Health and Safety at NCK Tech
What health care options are available during my time at NCK Tech?
On the Beloit campus, NCK Tech works very closely with the Mitchell County Health Department, the Beloit Medical Center, and the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems. All of these entities are committed to providing comprehensive health care for our students.
- Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, 400 W. 8th Street, Beloit, KS
- The Beloit Medical Center, 785-738-2246
- Mitchell County Health Department, 785-738-5175
- Does not offer COVID-19 testing, but available for questions
On the Hays campus, students have access to Student Health on the Fort Hays State University campus through our partnership and Gateway Program. The City of Hays also has a walk-in clinic available.
- FHSU Student Health, 600 Park St, Hays, KS
- Hays Med Walk-in Clinic, 3216 Vine, Suite 20, Hays, KS
What happens if I contract COVID-19?
Our communities are equipped with state of the art health facilities and personnel. NCK Tech has a strong relationship with our local health care providers and will use this relationship to ensure our employees and students are well cared for. Our protocol is based on guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. It states that any employee or student that tests positive for COVID-19 will be directed to self-quarantine away from the College.
What are the requirements to return to campus after contracting or being exposed to COVID-19?
- Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are required to provide the college with release from their doctor stating the date they are safe to return to campus.
- Individuals who have been quarantined are required to provide the college with a release from their County Health Department with the date designating the end of their quarantine.
Practice good infection control strategies including:
- Cover your nose and mouth with tissues when you cough or sneeze, and throw the tissue in the trash after use.
- Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also are effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs.
- Improve your immune system by getting enough rest (eight hours is ideal), exercising regularly and eating healthy.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with sick people.
CARES ACT FUNDING
North Central Kansas was awarded $245,273 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding directly to students who have incurred expenses due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19. As of June 5th, 2020 NCK Tech has distributed $245,450 to students.
NCK Tech signed and returned the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The disbursement, from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, is designed to prioritize students with demonstrated need and ensure that funds are distributed as widely as possible. NCK Tech had an estimated 350 students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
In alignment with Department of Education recommendations that institutions prioritize students with the greatest need, NCK Tech distributed funding in the following ways:
- Recognizing that many students have financial challenges, funds were set aside for students to access through a short online application. Applications for assistance must be for housing, food, technology, or health care needs that resulted from the pandemic, as required by the federal act. Students who submitted an application
- NCK Tech will distribute direct awards to eligible students who have incurred expenses due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19.
NCK Tech had a total of 353 students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
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