Coronavirus COVID-19 | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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NWACC Family,

Managing life's responsibilities during a pandemic- taking classes online, working more or working less, home schooling and social distancing from family and friends - can make it difficult to stay focused on achieving your educational goals and/or performing your job. Although there are many uncertainties in the world right now, one thing is certain: We will get through this together. 

The purpose of this COVID-19 webpage is to keep our college community informed regarding NWACC's response to the pandemic. Please check this website often to stay up to date. 

NOTE: Be sure to also monitor your NWACC email to stay updated on NWACC’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Updates to the college's website: will be done as quickly as possible. 


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.

Local Testing Sites

Benton County Health Unit
1200 W. Walnut Street Suite 2200

Rogers, AR 72756
Office Hours:
Mon - Wed & Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thurs, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m

NOTE: BE SURE to notify the Benton County or Washington County
health unit personnel that you are a part of the NWACC Community.
Testing is FREE. The health units will take insurance as well, but
testing is free without insurance. 

Washington County Health Unit
3270 Wimberly Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Office Hours:
Mon - Wed & Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thurs, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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COVID-19 Safety at NWACC

COVID-19 Virus

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered 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 and/or exposed/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 need to be adjusted.

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Student Services & Resources this Fall

This fall, student services and resources will be offered online and some will be available in-person by appointment. Learn how to connect. 

Services & Resources

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Face Covering Requirements

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the college requires all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings while at NWACC. 

Face Coverings 

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Computers & Tech

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

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Travel and Events

Learn more about travel restrictions abroad, out of state and throughout the state due to COVID-19, and what to do if you've traveled to an infected area. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that students and employees have many questions about COVID-19 and NWACC"s response. View the answers we are able to currently provide. 


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Although NWACC's 2020 spring graduation ceremony was postponed for the safety of our students, employees and the community, the college plans to hold the ceremony in the fall.