COVID-19 update 3.20.20 | COVID-19 Information | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, in coordination with the Governor's office, have provided the following guidance to take every precaution to mitigate any potential impact on our campuses:

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Messages to Community
McNeil-Coates, Beth E
/ Categories: COVID-19

COVID-19 update 3.20.20

My Dear Students, 

I am following up to messages from earlier this week with additional details on our transition to becoming a fully online institution for the remainder of the semester. Such a rapid move of course presents a number of challenges, but after continuous discussions with our faculty, staff, and students, I am confident that we are in great position to deliver the high-quality education you deserve. Please carefully read the below information, as it is important for the next phase of our educational conversion. 

Regional presidents continue to work with campus leaders, academic deans, and faculty to determine whether courses can continue in an online format. The good news is that the vast majority of classes – a higher number than initially expected – will be able to continue remotely. 

Classes that cannot be delivered entirely online. 
In the event that one or more of your classes cannot completed online, we will reach out to you directly. 

Naugatuck Valley Community College is converting to an online instruction model for the remainder of the term in order to complete the coursework that our students have begun this semester.  NVCC will not refund tuition and fees as a result of this change. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled by the college, we will provide further information about refunds to impacted students.  

Here is a list of resources that may assist you as we all adjust to the restrictions that COVID-19 presents. 

NVCC Office and Contact Information

Academic Affairs: 
Lisa Dresdner,; Susan DiMascia,, or Donna Collette,  

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE): 
Rob Sheftel, and Aimee Tiu-Wu, ATiu-Wu@nv.eduACE ONLINE! 

Noel Rosamilio  

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center: 
Joe DeFeo, 

Center for Academic Planning and Student Success (CAPSS),  
Danbury Campus: Antonio Santiago, 

Allied Health/Nursing/PE Division: 
Carol Gabriele,, Cheryl Marie, Nancy Torres  

Kajmet Abazi,  

Business Division: 
Conal Larkin,  

Bridge to College: 
Tim Magee, 

Continuing Education and Workforce Development: 
Fay Godbolt,  

Danbury Campus: 
Antonio Santiago,  

Development Office:
Angela Chapman,  

Disability Services: 
Terry Latella,  

Financial Aid: 
Cathy Hardy or  

Human Resources: 
Kim Carolina, Dir. Human Resources/ADA Coord.,; Jacquie Swanson, Assoc. Dir. of Human Resources/Title IX Coord.,;  
Ron Clymer, EEO, 

Information Technology: 
Nephthali Villanueva,  

LABSS Division: 
B.L. Baker or Nancy Powell   

Library Services: 
Jaime Hammond,;  
Danbury Campus: Ivelisse Maldonado  

Male Encouragement Network (M.E.N.): 
Rob Sheftel, Antonio Santiago, or B.L. Baker  

Registrar’s Office/Records: 
Lourdes Cruz, or 

STEM Division: 
H. Justin Moore or Susan Cassano   

Student Activities: 
Karen Blake,  

Resources for Students: 

E-Tutoring Services: 
Check with the ACE (above) 
Nursing student tutor: Ashley Morin, 

Library Services (Mon – Thu 8am to 8pm, Fri 8am to 4:30pm, Sat – Sun 10am to 2pm):  

Distance Learning (online class resources): 
Carrie Horvath, or Lew Boyce,  

How to contact tech support to continue your studies online. 
1) The CSCU Student Support page can be accessed here: 
2)  A service ticket can be submitted by sending an email to: 
Note: This must be done from your college email.  

Information on free internet offers for those who don’t have access during the outbreak. 
Comcast, Cox, and Charter are all currently offering some form of free internet service for students. 

Food Insecurity: The following community Food Pantries will allow our students to access their services utilizing their NVCC student ID’s

Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (GWIM
770 East Main Street Waterbury 
Soup Kitchen 11am – 1pm (hot meal in to-go container) 
Food Pantry – Emergency Food bags available 

Salvation Army of Waterbury 
74 Central Avenue 
Monday - 9am – 10:45pm  
Wednesday – 9 am – 11am   
Thursday – 9am – 10:45am  

St. Vincent DePaul  
327 Baldwin St 
Food Pantry – Thursdays 1p – 2p (Food bag to go) 
Soup Kitchen – Daily 11a – 12:30p (hot meal to go container) 

How to access food pantries with campus closed:  
COVID-19 Update: Mobile Pantries (Connecticut Food Bank

 NVCC Foundation Scholarship Information:
The NVCC Foundation scholarship process is underway and we are on track to award these scholarships to students. Students will be notified by email when the process is complete.  

Community Mental Health Resources: 

Non-profit Counseling Services 

  • Women's Center- Free and Confidential Services for Men & Women 
    203-731-5200; 2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810 

  • Psychiatric and Emergency Management-Waterbury Hospital 

  • Catholic Charities-Danbury 

  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Hotline 

  • Wellmore- Waterbury 

Sexual Misconduct and Intimate Partner Violence Resources: Christine Cocchiola   

As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 9-1-1. 

 In addition, I encourage you to reach out to your professors and mentors with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Thank you, and please feel free to reach out directly if I can be of assistance, 

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. 

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Precautions to Safeguard Yourself

Precautions to Safeguard Yourself

Hand washing:

All students, faculty, and staff can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by regularly washing hands for at least 20 seconds. To learn more about proper hand washing, visit the CDC’s website page When and How to Wash Your Hands (CDC)

Other Precautions To Take:

In addition to frequent hand washing there are many other steps you can take to help prevent the spread of disease. These steps include:

  • Refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or kissing as a means of greeting.
  • Do not share food or beverages.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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