May 27: COVID19 Update for Employees

May 27: COVID19 Update for Employees

Wed May 27, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Available Mental Health Resources

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Need help? Know someone who does?
    • If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:

Mental Health Resources for Full-Time Employees through BlueCross BlueShield HealthSelect

All full-time employees with insurance coverage through BlueCross BlueShield HealthSelect have access to mental health benefits including coverage for inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and office visits. HealthSelect of Texas participants do not need a referral for any mental health services. For additional information, visit https://healthselect.bcbstx.com/content/medical-benefits/mental-health.

Community Health Network’s (CHN) Clinic at Brazosport College

Community Health Network’s (CHN) clinic at Brazosport College remains closed during altered operations.  However, CHN telehealth is now available!  You can talk to a doctor, nurse, or therapist 7 days a week for medical concerns including counseling and psychiatry.  Simply go to www.mychn.org and complete the online new patient enrollment form or call 281-824-1480.  CHN accepts CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, and most major insurance policies.  Low cost care is also available for patients without insurance.

COLLEGE TRAVEL GUIDELINES DURING ALTERED OPERATIONS

During continued altered operations, college sponsored travel is suspended for students and employees unless it is deemed essential travel which requires prior approval by Vice President and Emergency Policy Group (EPG).

EDC VIRTUAL “COFFEE WITH COLLEAGUES” TOMORROW

Join the EDC for a virtual “Coffee with Colleagues” via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to stay connected with campus as we’re all working remotely.

The meetings will begin at 9 a.m.

  • May 28, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • June 11, 2020 
  • June 18, 2020
  • June 25, 2020

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJMud-6qrTsqGNTKZd_NtDCcTs6nXeDPPT3I/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCvrTstGNeVsBuHRowEA4igKOrztmJfjY1ptyXhPA5HRiD1AvEUPIp6NOjg

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97307230020?pwd=MVBFQjN4SW5XMVc0NnNZeksxQXZWUT09

Meeting ID: 973 0723 0020

Dial by your location

346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 973 0723 0020

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER AND FALL CLASSES

With courses being moved to an online and remote format, the $40 online course fee for Summer 2020 will be waived, but please note that all other course fees still apply.

The College is fully staffed, working remotely and closely monitoring email accounts. Plan ahead and save time by reaching out to our e-counselor services. 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.

Dual Credit students needing registration assistance should contact their dual credit counselor. More information can be found at on the dual credit page.

Register online at mybc.brazosport.edu.

For more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/choose or call (979) 230-3000.