Oct. 20: COVID-19 Update for Students

Oct. 20: COVID-19 Update for Students

Tue Oct 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM

ON-CAMPUS ACCESS TO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Fall 2020 classes are in full swing, and our focus shifts to ensuring our students have a successful semester as well as preparing for spring registration. Accessibility to campus-wide services for students who are on campus is critically important.

Recognizing this, we have adjusted staffing plans to provide this accessibility to services. The goal is to have both on-campus and virtual access to college-wide services and to deliver these services in a safe manner.

While on-campus staffing will still be limited, many offices which provide support services to students will be open such as, but not limited to, Admission & Registration, Bookstore, Business Office, Campus Safety, Cashier’s Office, Children’s Center, Counseling & Testing, Facility Services, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Library & Learning Services, Information Technology, School & College Partnership, Tommy’s Catering and Workforce Development.

As we have learned with the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remain flexible keeping in mind that we will have to continue to adjust in order to best serve our college community. Opening offices with limited staffing is the next step in what we hope is eventually a full return to normal operations.

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AVAILABLE IN GATOR HALL

As the current supply of available hotspots has been depleted, students taking courses in any format or those having trouble with internet access, are able to use Gator Hall located in the center of BC Central. Gator Hall is available to students to access the college internet Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Students should bring their own laptop, and will be required to wear a mask/facial covering and adhere to social distancing requirements while on campus. Because the room has been arranged for social distancing, it is limited to thirty (30) students at a time. Disinfecting wipes and cleaning supplies are available.

IT HELPDESK

The IT Helpdesk is available for in-person and remote assistance. In-person hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and online support is available Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

On campus location: BC Main Campus, K-100

By Phone: 979.230.3266
By Email: helpdesk@brazosport.edu
By Chat: Live chat with the Help Desk

ONLINE COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

Brazosport College adjusted its health screening process as employees, students, and visitors come to 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.  

You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus.

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.

If you arrive on campus without completing the Health Screening questionnaire, you can complete it using your smartphone.

If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, computer stations are available at Human Resources located in the C-Wing lobby as well as in the Library located in the center of campus. Other computer locations may be listed in future updates.

Brazosport College has increased focus on safety monitoring to promote safety protocols of social distancing, wearing a face covering or mask, 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. Audits within the health screening system will also be conducted to ensure self-screenings are being completed. 

Upon arrival to campus, you will be able to access all parking lots and enter campus through most entrances.

To provide clarification, face masks or facial coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus. 

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 covering/mask.

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.

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 www.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.