Apr. 20: Employee COVID-19 Update

Apr. 20: Employee COVID-19 Update

Apr. 20: Employee COVID-19 Update

Tue Apr 20, 2021 at 11:00 PM America/Chicago


The Brazosport College Board of Regents held its regular meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Member Robert Perryman discussed the Brazosport Foundation Fund Development report. The 2021 Brazosport College Foundation Gator Classic presented by Freeport LNG is scheduled for this Friday, April 23, 2021 with the 22nd annual golf tournament at the Wilderness Golf Course. In addition, the Gator Grab online auction is this Thursday, April 22, 2021. The auction will be live from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The event is to raise funds for student scholarships. 

Board of Regents Chair Carolyn Johnson noted that Brazosport College will host a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. In addition, Ms. Johnson remarked that the Law Enforcement Academy Graduation will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in The Clarion at Brazosport College by invitation only.

Representatives from Student Government, the Student Life Board and Intramurals, Alexis Perez and Madison Starr, provided information on their 2020-2021 goal accomplishments, as well as an update on events and activities held during this last academic year.

During the President’s report, Dr. Millicent Valek recognized Phi Theta Kappa for being named the fourth finalist for Most Distinguished Chapter at the recent Catalyst award ceremony. In addition, Dr. Valek shared the plans of phase two of a gradual return to campus beginning June 1, allowing for the addition of 500 seats of face-to-face instruction for Summer classes, as well as having a physical presence in all on-campus offices with pre-COVID operating hours, with the goal of having everyone return to campus in Fall 2021. Dr. Valek also provided a legislative update.

During Unfinished Business, the Board approved the engagement of the services of ACCT Executive Services. In addition, Dr. Valek also provided an overview of the presidential search process.

During New Business, the Board reaffirmed the Brazosport College Mission, Vision and Core Values. In addition, the Board approved the updated Vision 2025 and the revised Student Success Goal. The Board also approved the Revised 2021-2022 Academic Calendar as presented to the Board which includes a later start to the fall 2021 term and moving spring break a week later to align with most other school districts, colleges and universities. The Board approved the tuition and fees as presented for all Summer 2021 Community Education Courses. The Board also approved the employment of Ms. Melissa Blanks as Counselor, Ms. Jennifer Poland as Instructional Designer, and Ms. Cassie Bruner as Transfer Coordination. The Board of Regents also accepted the financial report for March 2021.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Regents meeting will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


Per the Texas Department of State Health Services, as of Monday, March 29, 2021, anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.  The COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for our students, staff, faculty and community and helps give us the best chance of getting “back to normal” sooner. Local COVID-19 vaccine appointment information can be found atwww.brazosport.edu/coronavirus/vaccine/.

Please note, for the Pfizer vaccine, recipients must be 16 years of age or older. For the Moderna vaccine, recipients must be 18 years of age or older.


We are excited to announce that Brazosport College will hold a virtual commencement celebration for over 550 students on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The virtual commencement ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-show countdown celebration at 9:50 a.m. 

The virtual ceremony will be held on the College’s website www.brazosport.edu/commencement. If an in-person ceremony is still something you’d like to participate in, all 2021 graduates can participate in the May 2022 ceremony.

Please visit https://brazosport.edu/commencement/ for more information regarding 2021 Commencement.

Members of the 2021 class, their friends, families and BC Gators everywhere are invited to watch online and offer their congratulations during the ceremony by using #bcgators21 on Twitter and Instagram.

Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek, college administration, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate this milestone with all our 2021 graduates.


The graduation celebration car parade will be held on the Brazosport College campus on Friday, May 7th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Graduates that would like to participate in the car parade should sign up HERE.  The deadline for graduates to sign-up to participate is April 30th.  For additional car parade information, please visit the Car Parade event page. All Brazosport College Employees are strong encouraged to join us on May 7th as observes to cheer on our graduates along the parade route.


Students and Faculty!

Brazosport College is participating in a national race/ethnicity survey. Student input on this survey will help us understand student experiences with racism, inclusion, and belonging. The survey is run by the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin from April 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021.  Please look for more information coming soon to student and faculty email inboxes. The survey takes around 10–12 minutes to complete.

Students will receive the survey link and an access code from leslie.cummings@brazosport.edu via email on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.

To learn more about CCSSE, visit www.ccsse.org, or contact Leslie Cummings, Assistant Research Analyst, Institutional Research, at leslie.cummings@brazosport.edu.


As we look forward to the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters, after careful consideration and following updated guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services, Brazosport College will continue to move strategically forward toward the goal of returning to normal on-campus operations with more face-to-face offerings, in addition to online and hybrid courses.

Summer and Fall courses will be delivered in one of the following formats:

  1. Face-to-Face: Traditional on-campus courses with social distancing and other safety precautions in place.
  2. Blended: Courses with both on-campus and online instruction.
  3. Scheduled Live Online: Online courses with scheduled live interaction with instructors. Student will log-in at their designated class time.
  4. Online: Online courses without scheduled live interaction with instructors. 

Summer and Fall 2021 Priority Registration Groups

Begins Online

Veterans, Honors, Dual Credit, and Students with 45 or more credits completed at BC

April 5, 8 a.m.

15 or more credits completed at BC

April 6, 8 a.m.

Open Registration begins for all BC students

April 7, 8 a.m.

If students have questions about their upcoming BC courses, want to make a change, or want to talk to someone they may email ecounselor@brazosport.edu. E-counselor services are available from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

The $40 online course fee will not be charged for Summer and Fall 2021 classes, but please note that all other course fees still apply.

If you need assistance paying for classes, contact BC’s Financial Aid Department by email at finaid@brazosport.edu.

Dual Credit students needing registration assistance can email dualcredit@brazosport.edu or call 979.230.3633 to speak with a dual credit counselor. More information can be found at on the dual credit page.

MyBC access issues? You will need your 6 digit PIN to reset your password at https://password.brazosport.edu/  or helpdesk@brazosport.edu or 979.230.3266.


Brazosport College will offer on-campus registration assistance at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College.  These sessions provide an opportunity to get individual assistance with all college enrollment needs. College staff will be available to assist with application, advising and counseling, enrollment, financial aid, payment options, IT and student services opportunities. 

Upcoming One-Stop Registration at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College are scheduled for:

One-Stop Registration Dates

In-Person Registration Hours

Monday, April 26

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 29

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, April 30

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What should I do before I get there? Complete an application. (If questions arise, applications may be completed on site). 

Should I bring anything? Picture ID, proof of address and copies of transcripts, if you have them.

Disability accommodations needed? Bring paperwork regarding disability.

Financial Aid questions? Specialist will be available to assist with any questions you may have.  We also recommend checking out the financial aid website for more information. 

Ready to pay? Cashier’s Office representative will be on-site to assist with setting up a payment plan, paying online or through other payment options. 

Enter the campus on West Gator Drive (Entrance A nearest the railroad tracks). There, you’ll receive specific written directions. After you park, stay in your car until directed to come into the Dow Academic Center.  Complete the online Health Screening Questionnaire at www.brazosport.edu/screening, and masks are required at all times on campus. 

Outside of the scheduled One-Stop Registrations, many offices are available during normal operating hours providing support services to students such as, Admission & Registration, Bookstore, Business Office, Campus Safety, Cashier’s Office, Children’s Center, Counseling & Testing, Facility Services, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Human Resources, Library & Learning Services, Information Technology, School & College Partnership, Tommy’s Catering and Workforce Development.

ENROLL IN A PAYMENT PLAN FOR ONLY $30 ($5 down payment + $25 enrollment fee)

No-interest payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments, making your dreams more possible than ever before. Registration for Summer and Fall 2021 class opens next week!

To learn more about payment plans, visit mybc.brazosport.edu


The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is open from 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for BC faculty, staff and students with behavioral health and medical providers available for face-to-face services.  The CHN Health Center is located in the B Wing of BC Central and can only be accessed from the courtyard near Tommy’s Grill and the BC Bookstore.  Virtual care is also available by visiting https://mychn.org/services/virtual-care/.  All appointments can be scheduled by calling (281) 824-1480 or by visiting www.mychn.org. A pre-registration form is available at https://portal.mychn.org/enroll/request_enroll.php. The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is an outpatient healthcare facility that provides a variety of services, including adult medicine, chronic care management, behavioral health and women’s health, among other services.  CHN accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. Uninsured individuals may be eligible for discounted self-pay services based on their family size and household income. CHN strives to provide the highest value of care and therefore offers substantial benefits for people who are uninsured and self-pay.


The Spring 2021 Toolkit is a great resource for students to get information about academic support services, virtual events, food and emergency assistance, assistance with technology, getting connected online or in person and many other available resources. Visit www.brazosport.edu/toolkit to access these resources.


Brazosport College health screening process is online for all employees, students, and visitors who come to campus. You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus.  The COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire can be accessed in English or Spanish by visiting www.brazosport.edu/screening.  This questionnaire has been designed to be quick and simple to fill out, and can be easily accessed through all internet browsers, smartphones, and tablets.   

Once completed, you will be shown either a green check mark with “APPROVED FOR ENTRY” if you have passed, or a red exclamation mark with “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” if you failed, as well as your name, and the date you completed the questionnaire. 

Anyone that does not pass the COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire should not come to campus.  Everyone that passes should be prepared to show the confirmation email.

Brazosport College has increased focus on safety monitoring to promote safety protocols of social distancing, wearing a face mask/covering, practicing good hygiene, etc.  Once on campus, have either the confirmation email or confirmation screen of your completed questionnaire available as you may be asked at random to show proof of completing the self-screening tool.  

Upon arrival to campus, you will be able to access all parking lots and enter campus through most entrances. To provide clarification, face masks/coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus.  To clarify, face shields are not considered face masks/coverings. If an individual chooses to wear a face shield, the individual must also wear a face mask/covering which fully covers the mouth and nose except as allowed in the following exceptions. The exceptions are: if you are walking, running, or biking on the trails; if you are in your vehicle; if you are alone in your office with the door closed; if you are a welding student actively welding and wearing a welding face shield; and, if you are an instructor lecturing students, you may wear a face shield instead of a face mask in addition to maintaining 6ft. of distance.  Otherwise, all individuals, students, faculty, staff, grounds keepers and contractors are to wear a face mask/covering.

For reference, the CDC defines “close contact” as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.  

These procedures are subject to change, so it's vital that you check your Brazosport College email for updates before heading to campus.

Medical experts continue to reinforce the importance of the use of masks and social distancing.  Please continue following the CDC guidelines for prevention of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which includes, but not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks or face coverings.


For individuals needing to self-identify as affected by COVID-19 or notify Brazosport College of COVID-19 incidents involving students, faculty, or staff, please visit https://brazosport.edu/coronavirus/report/

Please note, the COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Report Form is separate and apart from the Health Screening Questionnaire.  The COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Form should be completed if you have been exposed to someone or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.