Sept 1: COVID-19 Update for Employees

Sept 1: COVID-19 Update for Employees

Tue Sep 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM

FALL 2020 TOOLKIT: STUDENT RESOURCES FOR SUCCESS

The Fall 2020 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. 

GATOR HALL

Gator Hall, located in the center of BC Central, will be available for students Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to access the college internet.  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 will be available.

IT HELPDESK

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 the IT Helpdesk will be available for in-person and remote assistance.  Hours will be Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Fridays 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

VIRTUAL STRIVE2DRIVE CAR GIVEAWAY

Join Brazosport College on Wednesday, September 2nd at 12:00 p.m. for the third Strive2Drive car giveaway!  During the live, interactive experience via zoom, we will be announcing the 2019-2020 Strive2Drive finalist and winners!  To join, go to https://zoom.us and click “Join Meeting” Enter Meeting ID: 976 8142 5684 Passcode: S2D2020.  One lucky BC student will win a brand new Honda Civic.  A special thank you to our sponsors: BASF Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport LNG, Honda of Lake Jackson and MEGlobal.

FALL 2020 FREE VIRTUAL PLANNER PARTY HOSTED BY THE BC WRITING CENTER

Finding it hard to make time to study? Students are invited to join the BC Writing Center on Wednesday, September 2nd from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for a virtual Planner Party! In this virtual workshop, we will help you plan out your schedule for the semester, share some of our own planner styles, and tell you some helpful tips and tricks; no planner necessary! To join, click on the link http://tinyurl.com/bcplannerparty Meeting ID: 849 2748 7664 Passcode: 0mzeXk    

GATOR MART DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION TIME

All BC students who are currently enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester are eligible for food from Gator Mart. The Gator Mart drive-thru food distribution times are scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 3rd 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 OF NEW COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

As a reminder, Brazosport College adjusted its health screening process as employees, students, and visitors come to campus.  Instead of a drive-up health screening at the C-Wing, you are required to complete an online COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire before arriving on 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.  

Please note, the questionnaire has changed slightly.  Instructions are provided below as well at the top of the online Health Screening questionnaire.

Instructions for completing the Health Screening questionnaire:

Answer all of the questions by either leaving them in the "YES" position if you are experience the noted symptom or moving the slider left to the "NO" position if you are not experiencing the noted symptom, depending on whether the option applies to you.

  • If you are using a phone, we recommend you tap or swipe each option.
  • If you are using a computer, we recommend clicking each slider to make your selections.

Make sure to double-check your responses to ensure you are providing the most accurate information.

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 will have an 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 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.