2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

This page was updated on April 7, 2020.

 

Bristol Community College is operational with minimal on-campus staffing. 


Beginning Monday, March 30, all classes will be taught remotely or online 

Effective Monday, April 6, all services will be provided remotely only, via phone, email or virtual at all campus locationsIn addition, all campus buildings, at all locations, will be inaccessible to students, including computer labs, which will no longer be available until further notice.  

Here’s how you can get the support you need:   

  • The best way to receive assistance is through email.   
  • Use the college directory or the contact directory in Office365 Email (Outlook) to look up individual contact information.
  • You can also use this department directory for department contact information and availability during this time.   
  • Please realize that there may be extended and delayed response times, and we ask for your patience as we work to reply to all communications as quickly as possible.  
  • Stay connected. Please continue to check your Bristol email. Stay informed on social media and download the Bristol app to keep in touch with your classmates.  



College Services


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 short list of the services students have been asking about most in recent weeks.  

 

Department Directory 


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.


Services Suspended


The following services are currently suspended on 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 through May 31. 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.

Click here to view cancellations and postponements 

 

Travel


Work-related travel, both foreign and domestic, is discontinued. For those who may be traveling both domestically and internationally during spring break, we strongly urge you to follow travel guidance set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information about travel and emergency alerts is available through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).

 

Documentation


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.

Travel Form. Please consider filling out this form if you have or will be traveling to or from a high-risk country (level 3).

Complete the Travel Form 

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).

Complete the Exposure Report Form 

  

Other Information


Community Resources
The Office of Student & Family Engagement has put together a list of community services available in our area. As things are rapidly changing, we recommend calling the services directly to ensure they are open at this time. Read: Coronavirus - Community Resources


Wellness Resources
There's a lot of information out there and we know it can feel overwhelming. Checking in with someone to make sure that you are staying on the right track might be a good idea.

  • Student Wellness Mental Health Counseling, Bristol Community College, Student Wellness 774-357-2234
  • CARE Team To make a referral to the CARE Team, BristolCC.edu/CareTeam
  • Mass4You: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Assistance Program Mass4You or call 844-263-1982 (available 24/7)
  • Call2Talk: Mental health, emotional support and suicide prevention program provided by Mass211. It runs 24/7 and is there to help during stressful times. Mass211.org/Call2Talk


Online Tools
Getting ready to work remotely is an important step in preparing for the effects of the coronavirus for students, faculty and staff. We are building a list of available tools. Take a look at the list and check back often. 

BCCalert
Sign up for BCCalert, Bristol's official notification system. Simply text the keyword BCCalert to 67283 for updates about emergencies and weather-related closings.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FROM THE COLLEGE 

April 3, 2020 | Campus Services Update

Effective Monday, April 6, all services will be provided remotely only, via phone, email or virtual at all campus locationsIn addition, all campus buildings, at all locations, will be inaccessible to students, including computer labs, which will no longer be available until further notice.  Read more.


March 31, 2020 | Commencement

Over the past several weeks, we have been making some difficult decisions, but always with the wellness of our students, faculty and staff and the mission of the college at the forefront of our minds. Consistent with these efforts, the college is disappointed to share that we will be postponing our Commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 30. This decision did not come lightly. Commencement is an important milestone in your journey. We are committed to finding a way to honor our graduates. With all of the uncertainty that this pandemic has caused, at this time, we cannot know how or when, but please know that we will find a way to celebrate your success. You have worked hard and have earned your moment to shine. Please stay tuned for more information. The deadline to apply to graduate is Monday, April 20, 2020. Please visit www.BristolCC.edu/applytograduate. Read more

March 30, 2020 | A Message from President Douglas in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bristol Community College stands together in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time has certainly brought difficult challenges, but our faculty, staff, students and community members have risen to the challenge. Bristol is operational as we teach, learn and work remotely. We are grateful to our faculty and staff for working together to make adjustments and accommodations that ensure we are meeting the needs of our college community. For those who are working remotely, we are grateful for all that you are doing to continue to move the college forward. We know these are trying times as you juggle this new way of life, personally and professionally.

We are grateful for our students who will persevere in their new learning environments. We understand this brings uncertainty and new challenges for you; please know that we are here to help you accomplish your educational goals. It is difficult to know how long we will continue in this mode, and we will learn together, as there is no like-experience for this new life experience. Whatever happens, we are committed to our mission and vision which is being here for you and your success. Read more and watch the video

March 27, 2020 | Student Update Read more.‌ 

March 27, 2020 | Faculty & Staff Update Read more.

March 23, 2020 | Campus Update Read more.

March 20, 2020 | Bookstore Update Read more.‌ 

March 19, 2020 | Campus Police Update Read more.‌ 

March 18, 2020 | Remote Learning Update Read more.  Spanish  Portuguese

March 15, 2020 | Schedule and Events Update Read more.

March 12, 2020 | Schedule and Events Update Student emailFaculty email

March 11, 2020 | Social Distancing Update Read more

March 10, 2020 | Update Read more. 

The college continues to be operational. At the same time, we want to ensure that you, along with our faculty and staff, are fully safe and maintain social distancing.

 

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