COVID-19 information and how to get ready for Summer and Fall 2021
Updated as of June 2021
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.
Bristol Community College is preparing to increase on-campus learning and support services. The process of returning to Bristol has been deliberate and will consist of a phased-in approach over a systematic period of time. As we enter the reopening portion of our plan, we will continue to follow our “Bristol Together” plan and constantly monitor the work of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) as keeping our campus and community as healthy and safe as possible continues to be our top priority. These plans will continue to be revised and updated as we receive new information about the pandemic, vaccination rates and guidance from federal and state health officials.
Reopening discussions and planning are already taking place at many levels throughout the college. By working together, we can find new and innovative ways to help our students learn and receive the services they need, whether in person or virtually. The steps we are taking to prepare for the upcoming semesters must be flexible. The COVID-19 virus continues to impact the daily lives of our community, especially when proper protocols are not followed. Therefore, we will continue to phase in the return of additional faculty and staff, while still reviewing remote work feasibility when applicable. Students, faculty and staff who will be on the campuses will need to continue to follow strict health guidelines and protocols.
Please remember that depending on the track of the virus, including new variants, at any time, the college may need to roll back in-person operations and take other prudent actions. We will lead with safety at top of mind.
Gary Convertino, Executive Director of Human Resources, will serve as the Designated COVID-19 Administrator.
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