CORONAVIRUS & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

Return to Campus Plan

Return to Campus Plan

Introduction

Bristol Community College has prepared this return to campus plan, called Bristol Together, with much input from the Bristol Community and its constituents. The purpose of this document is to describe Bristol’s plans for a safe return to the four physical campus locations.

For the safety of our college community, we are operational with minimal in-person services. This Spring, 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.

Courses this spring will be held in the following formats which are outlined in the course search: 

  • Online: Fully online course and materials. 
  • Synchronous live: Courses that will offer live instruction via video technology.
  • Hybrid: Courses that include a blend of online and on-campus course work. These primarily include those with hands-on requirements. On-campus, face-to-face instruction will most likely require the use of face masks, social distancing, and other precautionary measures.
  • We will not be offering any fully face-to-face courses this fall and spring.

Location updates:

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.

Attleboro Taunton

  • During the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, the Taunton 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 and Spring 2021 semesters 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.

Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve and change with updated guidance from such agencies as the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other reputable sources. This document is not finite in its content and may change, without notice, to address the recommendations and requirements of federal, state, and local governments, the CDC, DPH, and other college constituents, including the college’s faculty and staff. We understand that this document cannot be all-encompassing and each area of the college will have their own specific needs.

Over the next several weeks and months, as our region stabilizes from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bristol Community College will slowly begin to bring students, faculty, and staff back to our physical locations. This document focuses mainly on how we can ensure a universally safe return for the Bristol community. Individual department needs shall be addressed by the department, with assistance from Human Resources if needed, using incorporated information from this document as a foundation.

The process of returning to Bristol will be deliberate and consist of a phased-in approach, with four stages over a systematic period of time. It will look very different from what we are used to. It will require cooperation from all community members, as well as a carefully crafted management plan by all areas and constituents of the college.

Gary Convertino, Executive Director of Human Resources, will serve as the Designated COVID-19 Administrator.
 

Click HERE for the original BRISTOL TOGETHER PLAN - PDF

Click HERE for Bristol's COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan - PDF

Click HERE for the Bristol Together President's Leadership Team Pledge - PDF

Voluntary Travel Reporting Form

Exposure Report Form 

 

PLEASE CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR THE SECTIONS OF THE PLAN: