Jan 27: Employee COVID-19 Update

Jan 27: Employee COVID-19 Update

Wed Jan 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Updated: January 27, 2021

GATOR MART DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION TIME

All BC students who are currently enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester are eligible for food from Gator Mart. The Gator Mart drive-thru food distribution times are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 28th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

  • Please bring your student ID card and Houston Food Bank card (if available).  NOTE: A student is only allowed to pick-up food on Wednesday or Thursday, not both days.
  • Distribution will take place in the overhang area of the Sadler Health Sciences Building.
  • To protect the safety of all food recipients and staff, the following guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Houston Food Bank will be followed:
    • Drive under the Sadler Health Sciences Building overhang and stop next to a table placed in that area.
    • Pre-packed boxes and bags of groceries will be on the table.
    • Exit your car, open your trunk, and load the groceries into your trunk. Be careful not to touch the table; just touch the boxes and bags of groceries. If you accidentally touch the table, alert one of the staff and they will clean the table after you leave.
    • All staff and food recipients will maintain a six-foot distance at all times.

We are eager to serve you. Please contact us directly for further information:

REMINDER: ONLINE COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

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. 

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.

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.

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

With the rise in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, medical experts are reinforcing the importance of 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.

SPRING II REGISTRATION

Registration for Spring II 8-week courses is currently open through March 5, 2021.  Classes will begin March 15, 2021.  For more information on enrolling in Spring II courses, visit www.brazosport.edu/choose

If students have questions about their spring 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.

SPRING 2021 TOOLKIT: STUDENT RESOURCES FOR SUCCESS

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 COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK HEALTH CENTER

The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is now open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Mondays and 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for BC faculty, staff and students.  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.  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.  COVID-19 testing is also available.  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.

COVID-19 CONTACT/EXPOSURE REPORT FORM

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.