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Stay safe this holiday season. Read more about considerations for small gatherings of family and friends with this message from the CDC.

National Park College is closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on campus. 

If you have questions about the symptoms of COVID-19 or testing sites, call the Garland County Department of Emergency Management's COVID-19 Call Center at 501-760-4307.

NPC convened a Risk Management Taskforce in March 2020 to construct the College’s response, focusing on the health and well-being of each student, employee, and visitor. The Risk Management Taskforce developed an initial list of 14 recommendations that have been integrated into the guidelines below.

The Taskforce has worked to identify the best solutions to the challenges ahead while maintaining a commitment to academic excellence and providing a safe and healthy environment for students and employees.

These guidelines are based upon the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). As new information becomes available and best practices are established, this information will be amended as necessary.

Guiding Principles

The Risk Management Taskforce developed recommendations with the following principles in mind:

  • Consider the health and safety of all members of the campus community.
  • Commit to academic excellence despite the difficult circumstances.
  • Provide for instructional modalities that allow for students to return to the safest possible learning environment.
  • Ensure that recommendations are based upon the most recent state and federal guidelines.
  • Recognize that equity and inclusion are critical to the College’s crisis response.
  • Provide clear communication and campus support structures for the safe return to campus.