NMI’s COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19

NMI has been following the directives of the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its Department of Public health as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to guide us in our approach to delivering our curriculum to our students and opening our campuses for the fall semester. Please note that while NMI will certainly follow Massachusetts’ guidelines, it may pursue additional or stricter measures where necessary to keep everyone in the NMI and local community safe. Do not assume that because something is permitted in Massachusetts, that the same is permitted under the NMI guidelines for the semester. Fairhaven is currently in the Red Zone, and therefore at greater risk of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Test Tracker

December 11 - 14

# of tests performed: 43
Total positive cases: 0

December 22

# of tests performed: 21
Total positive cases: 0

NMI has been following the directives of the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its Department of Public health as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to guide us in our approach to delivering our curriculum to our students and opening our campuses for the fall semester. Please note that while NMI will certainly follow Massachusetts’ guidelines, it may pursue additional or stricter measures where necessary to keep everyone in the NMI and local community safe. Do not assume that because something is permitted in Massachusetts, that the same is permitted under the NMI guidelines for the semester. Fairhaven is currently in the Red Zone, and therefore at greater risk of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Test Tracker

December 11 - 14

# of tests performed: 43
Total positive cases: 0

December 22

# of tests performed: 21
Total positive cases: 0

COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan

Protocols for COVID-19 Detection and Response (Rev. 02)

COVID-19 Informed Consent Agreement (January 2021)

Massachusetts COVID-19 State Guidelines

(*Updated December 4, 2020)

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued an update to the state’s COVID-19 rules and guidelines on November 2, 2020, based on the increased number of cases in the area. These new regulations, as well as the influx of cases, has led the College of Maritime Science to implement stricter travel restrictions. To view these guidelines, please click the button below.

Current COVID-19 Higher-Risk States

NMI's Commitment to Health & Safety

As of 3 November 2020, NMI is implementing the following rules and guidelines based on the latest executive orders from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

  • All members of the NMI community, including residents and non-residents shall observe a 9:30PM curfew
  • Banned facilities – students are banned from bars, dining at restaurants, and gyms until further advised.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in public and especially when indoors at NMI facilities. This excludes dorm spaces.
  • Wearing Cloth Masks with a minimum of two layers or Medical/Surgical Masks (bandanas or neck scarves are not acceptable and do not meet the NMI standard for protection) – while in class and in all public common areas (indoors or outdoors), NMI community members as a whole will be required to wear masks. If you are in-need of additional masks, please contact the Front Office immediately.
  • Physical Distancing – The Rule of Six – whether on or off campus, maintain six feet between yourself and others and don’t congregate in places where more than six people can be found (including outdoors within a 10 square meter setting. This needs to be the norm at all times possible and continue to wear a mask if you are going to be around others.
  • Public Spaces – when you are out in public spaces, including stores, wear your mask and always sanitize your hands when you leave to reduce the possible spread of the virus.
  • Gatherings – starting November 6, avoid social gatherings (either on or off campus) with anyone who is not from your household. Always wear a mask. Students found to be in such a situation or environments that break this protocol shall be expelled. In the event your family plans to host or attend gatherings that break this protocol, contact the Chief Academic Officer immediately to engage in a discussion.
  • Hand Washing or Sanitizing – frequently throughout the day (this includes both when entering/exiting a classroom or NMI facility) in addition to assisting with room cleaning at the end of the day.
  • Immunization – students will be subject to Massachusetts immunization requirements. Students are required to receive flu shots and must provide evidence by 31 October 2020 to the Registrar. If you have been unable to fulfill this requirement, contact the school immediately.
  • Travel and Thanksgiving – based upon the latest data and guidelines from the Commonwealth, students will not be permitted to return home for Thanksgiving break and off-campus weekend trips are no longer permitted until the end of the semester. NMI will be providing Thanksgiving meals for each on-campus resident. Students may submit waivers for travel outside of the local area in cases of emergency.
  • Additional Testing – all students, faculty and staff will be subject to periodic COVID-19 testing, which as of November is planned to be bi-weekly.
  • Employment – if you are actively working and/or employed off-campus, please contact the school to keep the staff and administration informed as to your schedule and work environment.
  • Daily temperature screening – students, faculty and staff shall be subject to temperature screening protocols.
  • Contact Tracing – all students, faculty and staff will possibly be subject to contact tracing protocols.
  • Symptom Monitoring and Reporting – all students, faculty and staff will be expected to self-monitor their health and report any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to individuals with COVID-19 to NMI’s main contact line (accepts text messages): 508-287-1073.
  • Isolation and Quarantine – students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19, are symptomatic or were in contact with those who test positive for COVID-19 may be subject to isolation and quarantine protocols.
  • Waivers – students may be required to execute waivers of liability if they desire to participate in certain extracurricular activities or in order to attend certain events or functions, including travel outside of the local area.
  • Visitors – No guests will be allowed in on-campus housing and any students living in student housing shall not visit other houses.
  • Download and activate any required NMI approved public health applications.

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