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If you have questions regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and your studies or work at Brazosport College, here is the place to get answers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the college doing in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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.

We will keep you informed about any updates as they relate to your learning at Brazosport College.

Given the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that students and employees monitor BC emails, text alerts, social media channels, and the brazosport.edu/coronavirus webpage for the most up to date information.

Meanwhile, we urge you to follow personal hygiene precautions and exercise social distancing measures as recommended by the CDC and local health authorities.

If the campus is closed, does that include outdoor facilities like the jogging trail?

At this time all College facilities are closed. This closure includes our grounds and facilities.

We cannot manage and oversee all of the grounds while we are closed during the COVID 19 shutdown and are looking forward to when we’re able to reopen campus. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Does the Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order mean I can't leave my home?

No, Brazoria County’s temporary Stay Safe at Home Order, effective March 26, 2020, allows individuals to leave their residences to participate in many activities, including, but not limited to, those listed below.

Under the Stay Safe at Home Order, individuals in Brazoria County may leave their residences to:

  • Visit a healthcare provider such as a physician, dentist, or mental health provider.
  • Purchase or pick up medications or medical supplies.
  • Participate in outdoor activities like walking, biking, hiking, and running.
  • Purchase food from places like grocery, warehouse, “big-box,” and convenience stores.
  • Purchase food from restaurants that provide take-out or drive-through service.
  • Purchase supplies needed for any household.
  • Purchase gasoline or diesel.

If leaving your residence, please take care to maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person. Please also remember to isolate at home if you or someone in your household has tested positive for coronavirus.

We recommend viewing the full "Stay Safe at Home Guide for Individuals" provided by the county and visiting the Brazoria County website for the most up-to-date information regarding this order.

What does the Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order mean for my business?

Brazoria County’s temporary Stay Safe at Home Order, effective March 26, 2020, allows many businesses and organizations to continue operating and/or providing services to the public, including, but not limited to, those listed below.

  • Health operations such as hospitals, healthcare clinics, dental clinics, pharmacies, mental health providers, and any ancillary healthcare service.
  • Home-based and residential-based care for seniors, adults, or children.
  • Veterinary care and health and welfare services provided to animals.
  • Food service providers such as grocery stores, warehouse stores, “big-box” stores, and convenience stores.
  • Food cultivation operations such as farming, fishing, and livestock.
  • Restaurants and other businesses that prepare food for delivery, take-out, and/or drive-through.
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences.

To the extent possible, businesses and organizations operating during the temporary Stay Safe at Home Order should take measures for individuals to maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person. Please also remember to isolate at home if you or someone in your household has tested positive for coronavirus.

We recommend viewing the full "Stay Safe at Home Guide for Businesses" provided by the county and visiting the Brazoria County website for the most up-to-date information regarding this order.

Where can I find information regarding COVID-19?

We recommend the following organizations for more information regarding COVID-19:

What are the the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Source: cdc.gov/coronavirus

How do I protect myself and others from COVID-19?

Take steps to protect yourself


Clean 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

Take steps to protect others


Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • 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.
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

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.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

SOURCE: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

What do I do if I think I am sick?

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
    • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.
    • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor

  • Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live in the home should stay in a different room. When caregivers enter the room of the sick person, they should wear a facemask. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended.

Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
  • Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean your hands often

  • Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
  • Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sharing personal household items

  • Do not share: Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.
  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water or put in the dishwasher.

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday

Clean high-touch surfaces in your isolation area (“sick room” and bathroom) every day; let a caregiver clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in other areas of the home.

  • Clean and disinfect: Routinely clean high-touch surfaces in your “sick room” and bathroom. Let someone else clean and disinfect surfaces in common areas, but not your bedroom and bathroom.
  • If a caregiver or other person needs to clean and disinfect a sick person’s bedroom or bathroom, they should do so on an as-needed basis. The caregiver/other person should wear a mask and wait as long as possible after the sick person has used the bathroom.

High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.

  • Clean and disinfect areas that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
  • Household cleaners and disinfectants: Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use a household disinfectant.
    • Be sure to follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. Many products recommend keeping the surface wet for several minutes to ensure germs are killed. Many also recommend precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
    • Most EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. A full list of disinfectants can be found here.

Monitor your symptoms

  • Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
    • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
  • Wear a facemask: If possible, put on a facemask before you enter the building. If you can’t put on a facemask, try to keep a safe distance from other people (at least 6 feet away). This will help protect the people in the office or waiting room.
  • Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department: Your local health authorities will give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.

How to discontinue home isolation

  • People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:
    • If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
      • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
        AND
      • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
    • If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
      • You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
        AND
      • you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines.

In all cases, follow the guidance of your healthcare provider and local health department. The decision to stop home isolation should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider and state and local health departments. Local decisions depend on local circumstances.

More information is available here.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)Division of Viral Diseases

Is there a vaccine, treatment, or drug for COVID-19?

A multi-specialty group of people across the globe are working on developing a viable vaccine and curative treatment for COVID-19.

However, there is not one at this time. The disease is viral, which means antibiotics will not help; the antiviral drugs that work against the flu do not work against coronavirus. Those with a weak immune system and those who already are sick are urged to be especially cautious.

How can I be screened 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. 

COVID-19 SCREENING AND TESTING

  • Virtual Visits

Community Health Network is practicing social distancing by offering Virtual Visits via telemedicine services for individuals to meet the screening requirements.

To schedule a Virtual Visit, individuals may call the CHN center. They can provide medical visits, psychiatric visits, and counseling services. Their pharmacies can mail out your prescriptions with no additional cost.

  • Testing Centers

To protect CHN's patients and staff, they have implemented screening centers. Adoue Family Health Center in Alvin, Brazoria County Dream Center in Clute and Scarsdale Family Health Center in southeast Harris County (South Belt area) are screening and testing centers.

Please note: COVID-19 testing at these sites is for prescreened and scheduled individuals only. 

  • Cost

Reputable testing sites are following CDC guidelines for COVID testing. Insured patients that meet CDC testing guidelines will have their insurance billed with no copay or deductible. Uninsured patients that meet CDC testing guidelines will not be charged for testing.

  • How to Reach CHN

If an individual is experiencing or "has" any symptoms and would like to be screened for COVID-19, please call 281-824.1480, send a text message to 281-385-8401, or visit www.mychn.org.

TEST CENTER LOCATIONS

  • Adoue Family Health Center

1111 W. Adoue St.
Alvin, Texas 77511 

  • Brazoria County Dream Center

792 Brazosport Blvd S.
Clute, Texas 77531 

  • Scarsdale Family Health Center

10851 Scarsdale Blvd., Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77089

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

When are classes beginning and will they still be on campus?

We will begin online courses Monday, March 23, 2020.

Our original plan included some limited student access to our campus, but in light of new information and recommendations, the decision has been made to restrict campus access to essential employees and put all classes online.

What if I find online classes difficult?

Your professors have been working hard, especially in courses with hands-on learning, to prepare lessons, online labs, and do-at-home kits to provide high quality instruction from a distance.

Many professors are planning to continue to teach their courses on the regular schedule with live online lectures and discussion during your scheduled class period, so it will still feel like the face-to-face course that you were taking. The Writing Center, Math Center and many other student services will also be available online to support you.

Brazosport College believes that continuing our daily lives, including your college courses, with appropriate safety precautions is a good strategy for managing our way through these uncertain times. We are committed to providing a high-quality college experience.

If you are feeling worried, please give yourself at least a week to find a new rhythm for your studies. The deadline for withdrawing from a class will be extended at least to April 3 so you will have time before you have to make a decision.

Can I drop my classes?

Brazosport College believes that continuing our daily lives, including your college courses, with appropriate safety precautions, is a good strategy for managing our way through these uncertain times. We are committed to providing a high-quality college experience.

If you are feeling worried, please give yourself at least a week to find a new rhythm for your studies. The deadline for withdrawing from a class will be extended at least to April 3, so you will have time before you have to make a decision.

If you still feel that you must withdraw from a class, you'll need to speak with either a counselor or, if you're taking a non-credit course, a representative from Community Education to withdraw. You can find their numbers below:

Counseling Department: 979-230-3040

Community Education: 979-230-3600

What can I expect when classes begin?

Almost all courses will be conducted fully online.

Please check the Virtual Campus (http://online.brazosport.edu) regularly as your professors are beginning to communicate with you regarding details for these courses.

What if I'm new to taking online classes?

If you are new to the Virtual Campus, take the introductory tour.

A list of additional resources for learning about the Virtual Campus is available on the distance learning webpage.

Take a live, online, course tools tour.

Tours last an hour and you will be able to ask the tour guide questions about the Virtual Campus during the tour. Tours will run from Monday, March 23, to Friday, April 3 and are held at 9:30 am and 3:45 pm Monday to Thursday and at 10:00 am on Friday. Join the tour at the starting time by clicking here: https://join.me/BCdistancelearning.

What if I took a class that can't be taught online?

A very small number of classes cannot be taught online and will be put on hold until we can safely hold these classes while practicing social distancing.

You should assume your classes will be taught online unless you receive a specific email that they are on hold.

Classes that are put on hold are expected to will resume in the not too distant future and we expect that you will be able to complete them no later than June 30.

What if I was on an installment plan?

If you are on the Installment Payment Plan, the next payment is scheduled for April 5. If you need an extension, send an email to stacy.lallman@brazosport.edu.

Extensions beyond April 27 cannot be made due to the end of the semester.

Can we still access things like the math or writing center for help?

Yes! Below you'll find a list of all the student services still available to help you during this time.

Please keep in mind that if you have questions regarding your educational records (examples include grades, schedule, or financial aid) you MUST send emails from your official Brazosport College email address. You can access your BC email by visiting webmail.brazosport.edu.

Help with your classes

  1. Writing Center, Math Tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction will continue to be available in online formats.
  2. Library services will be available online, and librarians will be available during regular operating hours, including evenings.

Help with your student records

  1. Counseling is available. If you wish to speak with a counselor instead of communicating through email only, you may request that in your email to ecounselor@brazosport.edu.
  2. Admissions and Registrar offices are open and students may access them through the following: admissions@brazosport.edu, registrar@brazosport.edu, or Admissions and Registrar chat.
  3. Financial aid questions are to be directed to finaid@brazosport.edu
  4. ACE it meetings (phone or online) will be conducted by alternate coaches. Only one ACE it meeting is required for the Spring 2020 semester.

Help at home

  1. Student Life is continuing to seek out resources for students. All resources will be posted on the COVID-19 webpage – please click on the Resources tab.
  2. Student Wellness and Basic Needs resources and information is available to students. Please email Lisa.Unger@brazosport.edu or Kelli.SpiersForde@brazosport.edu
  3. CARE team will continue to be active so if you are struggling, please reach out to CARE.

I'm having trouble logging in using my username and password. Who do I go to for help?

The IT Helpdesk will be open late until 9:00 p.m. from Monday, March 23 to Thursday, March 26.

If you are having password trouble, please visit: www.brazosport.edu/password.

For other issues, you can reach out the the IT Helpdesk via:

For more information, please visit www.brazosport.edu/it.

What if I was scheduled to take a test such as the TEAS, GED/HiSET, or TSI exams?

The testing department is committed to the health and safety of our Brazosport College Community. The following tests are currently postponed and will be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience during this time.

  • ACCUPLACER-TSI: Postponed to a later date that is yet to be determined.
  • High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET): Postponed to a later date that is yet to be determined.  
  • TEAS: Postponed to a later date that is yet to be determined.
  • Credit by Exam: Postponed to a later date that is yet to be determined.

Please monitor our test websites for updates about ACCUPLACER- TSI at brazosport.edu/tsi and for High School Equivalency Test updates at brazosprort.edu/hseq.

Credit by Exams will not be available until we return to campus.

Frequently Asked Questions for Employees

What can I expect moving forward?

The Brazosport College Board of Regents met on Monday, March 16th and provided the authority to pay its full-time employees and part-time employees if the College has to close due to the COVID-19 virus emergency or has to ask certain employees not to report to work, unless any of that work time is scheduled to be made.

The College will not be closing. Rather, Brazosport College will be moving to altered operations where we will be delivering courses remotely and asking many of our employees to work remotely.

We want our employees to know that we are proud of your work, commitment, and focus.  We know that you will work to support the College and our students through this uncertain time.

Brazosport College’s objectives in this situation are to:

  1. To protect the health and safety of our students and employees
  2. To be prepared by Monday, March 23, 2020, to begin completing the spring 2020 semester through online delivery
  3. To enable the majority of the College employees to work remotely, while continuing to provide necessary services, with the remainder (a small portion) of our employees working on site
  4. To retain full-time and part-time employees, reduce turnover, increase morale, help employees focus on work, and facilitate future return to normal operations
  5. Minimize the financial impact to BC while meeting the previous objectives

How will payroll work?

First, the College is committed to payroll being processed on the regular distribution schedule. 

The majority of the college's payroll is processed electronically directly to employees’ bank accounts, which allows for on-time delivery.

It is strongly encouraged that all employees who are not currently having their payroll deposited directly into their bank account complete the appropriate paperwork to transition to direct deposit.

You may download the direct deposit form to get started.

What does being "Available for Work" mean if I'm working remotely?

Compensation during this altered operations period is intended to provide employees with their normal base compensation as described below. However, in order for that to occur, employees MUST be Available for Work.

The definition of Available for Work is as follows:

  1. Working onsite – These employees will include select areas such as Campus Safety, Facilities, Information Technology, and other core business functions.  These areas will be specifically requested and pre-approved by the Vice President over the work area.
  2. Working remotely – We are working remotely to increase social distancing and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Although we are remote, employees must be responsive to calls, texts, and instant messages within one hour of contact; review and respond to emails; work with their supervisor for assignments and project completion and accountability; and be available for regular check-ins with their supervisor. No internet access may make someone “not available for work” unless remote work has been preauthorized by the supervisor and internet access is not essential. 

Availability to Report Onsite – Employees must be able to arrive onsite within two hours of being contacted to report. Vice President approval is required prior to a supervisor directing an employee to report onsite.

How will Personal, Vacation, or Sick Leave work during this period?

Based on the understanding that all employees will meet the requirements of the Available for Work expectation, please note the following details regarding compensation based on employee classification:

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

Full-time exempt (e.g., full-time faculty and staff at C41 and above) – Employees will be paid their regular monthly salary if they are available for work. If not available for work, employees must use personal or vacation leave time. Sick leave can be used under the sick leave provisions indicated in the current procedure.

Full-time non-exempt staff (e.g., full-time staff at B31 or lower) – Employees will be paid a minimum of 40 hours if they are available for work. If not available for work, employees must use personal or vacation leave time. Sick leave can be used under the sick leave provisions indicated in the current procedure.

Overtime will be paid when worked and must be authorized by the supervisor. Overtime will be restricted to those departments that have an absolute need to work, such as police and I.T. These employees will receive specific direction from their supervisor and Vice President informing them that overtime work is approved.

PART-TIME FACULTY

Part-time faculty paid by the course – These employees will continue to be paid for current courses.

Part-time faculty paid via timesheet submission (credit courses) – These employees will submit a timesheet for processing pay as the work is performed.

Part-time faculty paid via letter of agreement or timesheet (non-credit courses) – These employees will submit a timesheet for processing pay as the work is performed or will be paid for work performed pursuant to their letter of agreement.

PART-TIME STAFF

The following compensation provisions apply to part-time staff through this spring semester.

Part-time staff – These employees will be paid a minimum of 19 hours per week for anyone who was paid for the March pay cycle (pay date March 20) and is available for work. If assigned hours worked exceed 19 hours per week, they will be paid for all hours worked.

Student Assistants – Student Assistants will be paid for a minimum of 19 hours per week for anyone who was paid for the March pay cycle (pay date March 20) and is available for work. If assigned hours worked exceed 19 hours per week, they will be paid for all hours worked.

Human Resources/Payroll will be communicating details for submitting time and leave reporting.

Are there any additional forms we have to fill out to work remotely?

We are working towards phasing employees to work remotely. If you are asked to work remotely, please complete and submit the attached Telecommuting Form if you have not already done so:

Please also complete and submit your remote Work Activity Log to your supervisor on a daily basis:

How do I access IT if I need help?

The IT department will continue to provide support.

If you are having password trouble, please visit: www.brazosport.edu/password.

For other issues, you can reach out the the IT Helpdesk via:

For more information, please visit www.brazosport.edu/it.

What if I still need something from my office?

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, there will be additional changes to building access in order to support the College’s move to remote operations.

All campus personnel, except Campus Safety, Facilities (including MBM), and Information Technology, who must access campus facilities to perform job functions that cannot be done remotely, shall adhere to the following procedure.

  1. When arriving on campus, immediately contact security at 979-230-3030 or 979-236-3959. Provide security your name, contact number and what building entrance you need to access. Please allow them to unlock the door for you. Also inform the officer where you’ll be working on campus and approximately for how long.
  2. Complete the work you need to complete.
  3. When you are ready to leave campus, contact security again and let them know you’re leaving.  Please leave the building through the same door you entered. They will come and secure the building once you have left.

Please remember, besides those specifically noted above, employees can only be on campus to complete needed work they cannot do remotely, and should stay only while completing such work.

What happens if I am a Student Worker?

Student Assistants will be paid for a minimum of 19 hours per week for anyone who was paid for the March pay cycle (pay date March 20) and is available for work. If assigned hours worked exceed 19 hours per week, they will be paid for all hours worked.

Please contact your supervisor for more information.

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