May 4: Student COVID-19 Update

May 4: Student COVID-19 Update

May 4: Student COVID-19 Update

Tue May 4, 2021 at 11:00 PM

BRAZORIA COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

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 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 

BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE 2021 VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT

The 2021 Brazosport College virtual commencement ceremony is this 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 9:45 a.m. 

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

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

GRADUATE CAR PARADE

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 registered to participate in the parade need to arrive to the Brazosport College campus at 4:15 p.m. to begin lining up.  For additional car parade information, please visit the Car Parade event page. 

REGISTER FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2021 COURSES

Registration is now open! 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:

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

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.

All offices are available during normal operating hours providing support services to students including, 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 classes is now open!

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

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.

ONLINE COVID-19 DAILY 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. 

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, and in following recent recommendations from the CDC, face masks/coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) when inside a Brazosport College building.  The recent recommendation from the CDC continues to stress the importance of wearing a face mask/covering; however, it also provides exceptions for fully vaccinated individuals when performing certain activities where it can be safe to go without a face mask/covering, including when on a walk, run or biking outdoors.  As we continue to follow CDC guidelines, face mask/coverings are required, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are: 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; if you are an instructor lecturing students, you may wear a face shield instead of a face mask in addition to maintaining 6 ft. of distance; if you are an employee of the Children’s Center; if you are a staff or volunteer of Kid’s College; and if you are outside in a group of 25 or less people unless physical distancing of 3 ft. is not possible.  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 exceptions listed previously. Otherwise, all individuals, students, faculty, staff, 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 is not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing, receiving COVID-19 vaccinations and the wearing of face masks or face coverings.

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.