Guidance Related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

UPDATED THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020

Brazosport College is closely tracking the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and we are committed to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. We are continuously monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services, and Brazoria County Health Department.

What you need to know:

For the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Brazosport College is adjusting its approach:

  • All summer classes are currently being delivered online with the exception of certain courses and programs that require hands-on instruction.
  • Brazosport College plans to resume in-person campus operations in three distinct phases this summer.
  • Face masks or facial coverings and temperature screenings are expected before entering campus facilities. (See our COVID-19 FAQ page for additional information).
  • The Bill and Julia May Children’s Center at Brazosport College opened for the children of essential workers on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • All events and activities on campus are canceled until further notice.

Registration and Fall 2020 Information

Updates & Resources

  • For Students
  • For Employees
  • Prevention
  • Resources

Student & Public Updates

Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

As a reminder, the College is closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

MEMO TO CAMPUS FROM DR. VALEK

As Brazoria County is experiencing a substantial increase in COVID-19, please review the Memo to Campus from Dr. Valek.

In addition, you can view COVID-19 Testing Sites available in Brazoria County as well as scheduled test sites coordinated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management by visiting the Brazoria County website

Test Sites in Brazoria County Cities:

City of Clute

Location:

100 Parkview
Clute, Texas

Date: July 21, 2020 (Walk up)
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Lake Jackson

Location:

Maclean Park
93 Lake Rd
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Date: Tuesday July 7 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

City of Jones Creek

Location:

7351 S F Austin Rd.
Jones Creek, Texas 77541

Date: July 6, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Alvin

Location:

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd Alvin

Date: July 17, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

City of Pearland

Location:

Shadow Creek High School
11850 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX

Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


PAST UPDATES

To review past updates, please visit the BC Alert Page.

Employee & Student Worker Updates

Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

As a reminder, the College is closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

MEMO TO CAMPUS FROM DR. VALEK

As Brazoria County is experiencing a substantial increase in COVID-19, please review the Memo to Campus from Dr. Valek.

In addition, you can view COVID-19 Testing Sites available in Brazoria County as well as scheduled test sites coordinated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management by visiting the Brazoria County website

Test Sites in Brazoria County Cities:

City of Clute

Location:

100 Parkview
Clute, Texas

Date: July 21, 2020 (Walk up)
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Lake Jackson

Location:

Maclean Park
93 Lake Rd
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Date: Tuesday July 7 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

City of Jones Creek

Location:

7351 S F Austin Rd.
Jones Creek, Texas 77541

Date: July 6, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Alvin

Location:

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd Alvin

Date: July 17, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

City of Pearland

Location:

Shadow Creek High School
11850 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX

Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


PAST UPDATES

To review past updates, please visit the BC Alert Page.

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone should:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Monitor your health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020
SOURCES: CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Information and Resources


The United States Department of Education has created a website providing guidance for schools and school personnel to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Visit www.ed.gov/coronavirus to learn more.

Screening for COVID-19


Community Health Network (CHN) has taken all necessary steps to ensure that they are responding to the needs of our community by expanding their testing capabilities.  

While CHN is providing COVID 19 testing, patients must undergo a screening process according to CDC guidelines. Individuals wishing to be screened may call the CHN health center. CHN has outlined a detailed process for our community to help you stay informed on how you can be tested if you meet the screening requirements. 

Learn more in our FAQ section under "How can I be screened for COVID-19?"

Internet Access


AT&T Reduced Cost Internet Service for SNAP Recipients

The Access program from AT&T provides a low-cost option for home Internet access to low-income households in the 21 states where we offer wireline home Internet services.

Visit their website at att.com.
Phone: 855-220-5211


Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast offers affordable internet services at home for eligible households. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service.

Visit their website at www.internetessentials.com/covid19.


Service Providers offering Assistance

Food Resources


Brazoria County Dream Center

792 S. Hwy 288-B
Clute, TX 77531

979-388-0280


Brazosport Cares Food Pantry

916 N. Gulf Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77542

979-239-1225


The Food Basket

1 Wesley Dr
Clute, TX 77531

979-388-0024
www.interfaithfoodbank.com

Unemployment Benefits


Texas Workforce Commission

If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply for benefits either online at any time or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Mondays through Fridays.

Visit their website at twc.texas.gov.

Medical Services


Community Health Network

Medical and Behavioral Health Virtual Visits

Call 281-824-1480 to setup an appointment.

COVID Questions


COVID-19 Call Center for Brazoria County Residents

For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Brazoria County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center.

(979) 864-2167

Monday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.


DSHS Call Center

Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. To find more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC or DSHS websites or call the number below.

1-877-570-9779

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Have other questions or concerns? Contact us at basicneeds@brazosport.edu