Sept. 8: COVID-19 Update for Students

Sept. 8: COVID-19 Update for Students

Tue Sep 8, 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, is 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

ONLINE COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

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.

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 6 ft. 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 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.