May 10: Employee COVID-19 Update

May 10: Employee COVID-19 Update

May 10: Employee COVID-19 Update

Mon May 10, 2021 at 11:00 PM

COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE TRANSITION

Beginning May 10, 2021, Brazosport College will transition from the Emergency Incident Command structure that began in March of 2020 to our regular administrative structure. Moving forward, items and issues related to COVID-19 will be addressed by the College’s Executive Council.  With this transition, all lines of reporting will resume to pre-COVID format through your direct chain of command. All COVID-19 questions or concerns should be directed to Marshall Campbell, Vice President, Human Resources and Chair of the Executive Council.  

As a part of this transition toward normal campus operations, please be aware of the following:

  • Brazosport College continues to have an increased focus on health and safety protocols. All individuals should:
    • wear a face mask/covering when inside Brazosport College buildings, unless you are alone in your office with the door closed; if you are a welding student actively welding and wearing a welding face shield; or if you are an instructor lecturing students, and you are wearing a face shield in addition to maintaining 6 feet of distance.
    • maintain social distancing, and
    • thoroughly wash their hands.
  • Effective June 1, 2021, daily online health screenings are no longer required; however, individuals should perform a self-health check prior to coming to campus and stay home if sick.
  • The College’s Rapid Response Team will continue its work through reports received from the Contact/Exposure Report Form. Individuals needing to self-identify as testing positive, suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, or being in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 must complete the Contact/Exposure Report Form at https://brazosport.edu/coronavirus/report/.
  • Based on recent guidance, social distancing is modified, effective May 10, 2021, to 3 feet for the majority of classroom settings and college activities.  
  • The COVID-19 campus update, which has been biweekly, will now be a weekly update on Thursdays.
  • Departments are allowed to send BC Announce emails pursuant to the College’s normal pre-pandemic practices. 

We are able to make this transition due to the CDC’s new guidelines, the increase of vaccinations, and the reducing rate of transmission in our area. Most importantly, the commitment by students, faculty and staff to following Brazosport College health and safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing of face masks/coverings, allows our community to returning closer to normal on-campus operations.

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.  Please consider receiving the vaccine. 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 at www.brazosport.edu/coronavirus/vaccine/.

Please note, for the Pfizer vaccine, recipients must be 16 years of age or older. For the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, recipients must be 18 years of age or older. Vaccines are given free of charge. Insurance is not required.