Administrators at NEO will move all previously scheduled face-to-face and hybrid courses online for the remainder of the spring semester in response to the rapidly developing COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. In addition to moving classes online, NEO will cancel its spring commencement and nurse pinning.
“Our goal is to continue our efforts to deliver a quality education and serve our students the best we can,” said Dr. Kyle J. Stafford, NEO president. “It is frustrating to know our spring semester has been disrupted by COVID-19, but we are doing our part to follow state and federal guidelines and reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
NEO has also closed campus to visitors, locked down campus buildings, and implemented a temporary telecommuting/work-from-home program that will allow campus operations to continue through internet and phone.
In addition, NEO has asked the limited number of students still in the residence halls to leave campus by April 1. Students moving off campus may be reimbursed, depending upon payment methods for housing and meals and reimbursements are anticipated to be completed during late April.
“As a rural college, we understand some students have circumstances preventing them from leaving campus, and we are committed to assisting them,” added Dr. Stafford. “But we are asking all residential students not to return to campus until we contact them to arrange collection of their personal items.”
Effective immediately, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is temporarily restricting access of the general public to campus. This will include all College buildings on the Miami campus and the Grove Center until further notice. Buildings on campus will be locked with signage directing campus visitors needing assistance to use phone and electronic communications to conduct regular business with the College.
Additionally, NEO will implement a temporary telecommuting plan beginning tomorrow, March 26, which provides certain employees flexibility to work from home and rotating work schedules for those on campus. This plan will be in place as long as necessary to keep offices operational while limiting interaction between employees.
For immediate assistance, please call:
Business Office: 918-540-6028
Financial Aide: 918-540-6029
Campus Police: 918-533-1243
As Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College prepares to resume limited operations on March 23, temporary policies and procedures have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty.
Administrators currently estimate 50 students returning to campus on Sunday, March 22. As a rural two-year college, many students require housing, equipment, and academic support to be successful, especially as NEO transitions to temporary online learning.
Students returning to campus housing will be subject a health and fever screening prior to admission to the residential halls. If a resident student exhibits symptoms of illness, NEO has designated a specific residential hall for quarantine.
In order to serve students with technology needs, NEO will resume limited access to the Library/Administration Building computer lab on March 23. Additionally, NEO will restrict capacity and spacing guidelines using CDC recommendations and will ensure the computer labs receive disinfection and cleaning hourly.
For students returning to campus, Sodexo will resume food service in the cafeteria on a carry-out basis only on Sunday, March 22.
NEO has established a protocol to ensure staff and faculty who return to campus are healthy and well. Employees who engaged in air travel will be subject to frequent health and fever screenings as well as possible temporary office relocation.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and the NEO administration continues to meet daily to ensure the most up-to-date measures are implemented. In order to answer outstanding questions, NEO has developed a Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.neo.edu/covid-19-faq/.
To ensure the health and safety of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M students, staff and faculty, NEO will temporarily transition both the main campus in Miami and the Grove Center to online course delivery, beginning March 30, 2020, for a period of two weeks. Courses already being delivered online will continue as scheduled.
The NEO campus is on spring break from March 16 through March 20. Housing and food services resume operations on March 22 to accommodate students who return to campus. Resumption of campus operations will include normal Library operating hours and access to computer labs. All locations on campus will receive frequent and regular disinfection. However, we are asking students to remain at home until April 10, if possible.
Face-to-face courses will not be held the week of March 23 – March 27. During this time, faculty will develop courses to be delivered in an online format. Additional issues surrounding clinicals, labs, and campus-resource dependent courses will be addressed through their respective departments.
Again, students currently enrolled in previously scheduled online courses are expected to complete course requirements during this time.
Based on the recommendation from the CDC to limit gatherings of more than 50 people, NEO will be evaluating any event that brings guests to campus and organizers of said events have been notified. The NEO Student Activity Center and Pool will also be closed until further notice.
March 16 – March 20: Campus closed for spring break
March 23: All healthy staff, faculty and administrators report and campus operations resume
March 23 – March 27: NEO faculty transitions all classes to online delivery. No classes.
March 30: All NEO face-to-face classes resume in an online delivery format for an initial period of two weeks.
More information will be made available in the coming days.
NEO continues to maintain normal operations and is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Contingency plans have been developed in the event we have to deviate from our normal operations. As students prepare to depart from campus, we encourage them to consider taking instructional materials and devices with them. Since the situation could change rapidly, students, staff and faculty will be notified using NEO’s RAVE emergency text message system if any changes are made to our normal operations.
As a reminder, classes and offices are closed for Spring Break from March 16-20.