Health & safety

With guidance from public health experts, industry professionals, and our own Response Team, we have developed a health and safety plan that includes precautions to mitigate the spread of disease, interventions should someone in our community become sick, and contingencies for working and learning remotely.

The current health and safety protocols include:
  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all full-time students, faculty, and staff as of August 30, 2021, with accommodation plans for valid medical or religious exemptions.
  • Required wearing of masks while in enclosed spaces.
  • Daily screening and self-reporting of symptoms or illness.
  • Increased use of in-class technology, including remote work, when necessary.
  • More frequent professional cleaning, among other disinfection measures.

We will work to provide a safe, healthy, and productive environment, and will adapt our approach as new information and guidance become available. However, it will take the commitment and dedication of our entire community to see us through. We are fortunate that the character this difficult situation demands—adaptability, problem-solving, creativity, and focus—are all natural to our work in craft and skilled trades.

Answers to frequently asked questions related to health and safety are below. Students should visit the Training & Education page, and School employees should visit the Working at NBSS page. For other questions, please contact

Last updated 8/26/21 (Updated FAQs, updated Health & Safety Guide pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions—Protocols

Frequently Asked Questions—Illness