2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This page was updated on July 15, 2020
Bristol Community College is here to help you.
For the safety of our college community, we are operational with minimal in person services. We are enrolling now for Fall 2020. Courses will primarily be offered online with some hybrid classes. There will not be any fully face-to-face courses, but there are still a lot of options that are right for you. Check out more information on registering for classes or view our Course Search.
Fall River & New Bedford
- The Fall River and New Bedford Campuses will be running some program-specific, hybrid classes.
- Only students, faculty and staff that are associated with a program that is taking place at that campus or directly assisting in the operation of those programs will have access to the campus.
- During the Fall 2020 semester, the Taunton Center and Attleboro Campus staff will continue to operate remotely; meaning they will not have physical access to the campuses.
- There will not be any face-to-face or hybrid classes at these locations during the Fall 2020 semester and all services and staff will continue to meet the needs of our students remotely.
- We are committed to going back to face-to-face classes at these locations once the pandemic subsides.
All services will be provided remotely only, via phone, email or virtual at all campus locations. In addition, all campus buildings, at all locations, will be inaccessible to students unless they have a scheduled class. If you do not have a scheduled class and you must go on campus, campus police must be notified first. Masks are required at all Bristol locations.
Before coming to campus, please review the COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Students. If you answer "YES" to any of the questions on the checklist, stay home and contact your doctor/local urgent care and fill out the Exposure Report Form online at BristolCC.edu/Coronavirus.
The same dedicated staff you see around campus are still here to help you succeed. Nearly all our services are available remotely to continue to serve you. Below is a list of the services:
A full list of departments and their current availability during this time can be found here: Department Directory You can also view the college directory or browse our website for contact information.
Online Learning Help: If you are experiencing issues with your online learning experience, please fill out the Bristol Online Help Request or contact us by phone at 774.357.2081.
Tech Help: Please fill out the ITS Help Form if you have a technology question or need tech help while learning remotely. You can also call us at 774.357.3333.
WiFi: There is access to WiFi from your car under the solar canopies on the Fall River Campus.
Events and Gatherings
We know that limiting social contact or “social distancing” can be beneficial to curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus. As a result, out of an abundance of caution, Bristol Community College is cancelling or postponing face-to-face events that take place on the college campuses until further notice. Please review the list of cancelled/postponed events below. Please note, some events may be held virtually. This list will be updated regularly. Contact Laura Carlson to cancel/reschedule events: Laura.Carlson@bristolcc.edu or 774.357.2599.
Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you must travel, make sure you are aware of and adhere to restrictions for your destination and place of return.
Within the United States, check the state and territorial health department websites for the latest information.
Bristol Community College has created a Travel Protocol for staff, faculty and students to minimize the chance of contracting COVID-19 at any of our locations. This protocol will help ensure that employees and students who work and learn on campus can do so safely.
During travel, take the appropriate precautions to protect yourself and others:
Wash your hands often with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Remember social distancing. Remain at least six feet from others.
- Wear a cloth face covering.
In any event, travel-related or otherwise, if you are exposed to the Coronavirus, please complete the Exposure Report form below. All information is confidential.
Please review the following Travel & COVID-19 Protocols:
So that we may take appropriate preventative measures, offer available resources and immediately assist you or any member of our community who may become ill or has been in close proximity with someone who has become ill, we ask that you consider sharing information with the college regarding your travel and possible exposure to the virus. The information submitted via these forms will assist the college in implementing any precautions or protocols recommended by public health agencies. All information gathered through this process will be maintained confidentially only at health services and separate from personnel or student record files and shall be used only to assist the college in providing and maintaining a healthy learning environment.
Exposure Report Form
Please consider filling out this form if you suspect you may have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19) or are experiencing symptoms of the virus (fever, cough, difficulty breathing).