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NWACC's Response
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NWACC's Response
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With COVID-19 cases lowering and vaccines readily available to our college community, NWACC is excited to offer students a more vibrant college experience by increasing on-campus services this summer and face-to-face classes this fall. View the following COVID-19 information to stay updated on what to expect this school year. 

NOTE: Be sure to also monitor your NWACC email to stay updated on NWACC’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). 


COVID-19 Safety Guidance

  • Safety Guidelines - Students, employees and visitors are encouraged to do their part to protect each other and keep us #NWACCStrong by getting vaccinated, wearing a face covering, washing hands and social distancing.

  • UPDATE: Face coverings are REQUIRED to be worn indoors in all NWACC locations.
    • The face covering requirement is for everyone - students, employees and visitors - whether you have or have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about face coverings
  • Daily Checklist – Before coming to campus, be sure to review the daily COVID-19 symptom checklist.

  • COVID-19 Testing - View a listing of testing sites in NWA at

  • COVID-19 Vaccines -  View a listing of vaccine locations on the AR Department of Health website. NOTE: Vaccinations are not required but encouraged.

  • PPE for Departments - If you are an employee in need of PPE, contact Shipping and Receiving at #4219 or email

  • #NWACCStrong Campaign - Employees can download #NWACCStrong graphics to help encourage the college community to do their part to keep each other safe and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Download Graphics


COVID-19 Case Reporting

If you have experienced ANY of the following: 

  • Symptoms related to COVID-19 and/or
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 and/or
  • May have been exposed to (in close contact with) another person who has tested positive to COVID-19.

Please note: If your job or clinical rotation for your degree requires that you be exposed to those with COVID-19 (such as a job in health care), and you wear the proper PPE, there’s no need for you to report exposure to HR or Dean of Students.

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS until you have been directed to do so by the Dean of Students office (if student) or Human Resources (if an employee).

 If you are a student, please do the following:

  • Report this information by emailing the Dean of Students office at
  • Email your instructor(s) to let them know you have experienced one (or more) of the items on the list above and cannot come to campus

If you are an employee, please do the following:

  • Report this information by emailing Human Resources at
  • If you are an instructor and have an in-person/face-to-face class on campus, notify your students that the class is moving online or to remote synchronous.
COVID-19 Virus

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a coronavirus. Learn about symptoms, transmission, testing, treatment and how to prevent getting sick. 

About COVID-19

COVID-19 Report

Reporting COVID-19 Cases

Learn about reported positive COVID-19 cases on campus and how to report if you have symptoms, been exposed and/or diagnosed with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Cases

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Returning to Campus

Learn about NWACC's plans for employees, students and visitors as they return to campus. During this fluid time, plans and timelines may be adjusted.

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Student Services & Resources

Many student services and resources are offered online and on-campus. Learn how to connect to the assistance you need. 

Services & Resources

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Face Coverings

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, NWACC continues to assess face covering guidelines. Stay updated by viewing the latest response by the college. 

Face Coverings 

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Computers & Tech

Prepare for classes with the computer and technology that best fit your needs. Learn about recommended computer specs for online courses as well as how to reset your NWACC email account.  

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Travel & Events

Learn more about traveling abroad, out of state and throughout the state, as well as holding or attending college events during a pandemic. 

Travel & Events 

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View the numerous answers to frequently asked questions regarding NWACC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.