Message from Dr. Copenhaver (March 2, 2022)
Since January, New River CTC has been requiring masks in the classroom. The College’s COVID-19 Task Force has continued to meet monthly to discuss the continued impacts of the Coronavirus at New River CTC. At their last meeting, the Task Force made the recommendation to end the mask requirement.
In light of changes to CDC guidelines regarding masks, the recommendation from the Task Force, as well as the number of professionals calling for an end to school mask requirements, New River CTC will move to optional masks in classrooms for anyone on campus effective today, March 2, 2022.
While we navigate these changes, New River CTC will continue to observe recommendations provided by the CDC.
- When commutative levels are high, college employees, students, and visitors should continue to mask indoors when social distancing is not observable.
- New River CTC encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
- If you have symptoms, get tested. The College has tests available if you need one.
More details on these guidelines can be found by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.
Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and observance of all protocols.
Bonny Ball Copenhaver, Ed. D.
New River Community and Technical College