Health and Safety Protocols

Health and Safety Protocols

Personal Accountability Protocol

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, who has tested positive or has had close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, must complete the online COVID-19 Assessment, Acknowledgement and Consent Form.

COVID-19 ASSESSMENT, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT FORMIf unable to complete the online form, call (361) 698-2000 and leave a message with your name, student ID or employee ID number and contact information so a College representative can contact you for further assessment.

Safety Practices

Practice Social Distancing Wear Facial
Practice Prevention Hygiene Limit Gatherings
and Meetings

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Stay 6 feet apart when possible and do not congregate.

Limit face-to-face interaction as much as possible.

Move quickly and observe social distancing in high-traffic areas.

Use elevators, walkways and hallways only when necessary.

Access exits and entrances as marked.

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Students and employees are required to wear face coverings with two or more layers on campus

  • (Exceptions: private, single office locations, ADA restrictions for face coverings with two or more layers, interference with skill-based PPE requirements, etc.).

Individuals are encouraged to bring their own face coverings with two or more layers; for those who don’t have one, the College will provide a face covering with two or more layers.

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Wash hands frequently and use alcohol-based sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

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Meeting remotely should remain as a first option.

If you are unable to meet remotely:

  • Limit number of participants for face-to-face meetings to remain in compliance with most recent state health and safety guidelines;
  • Practice social distancing;
  • Provide remote option for those who cannot attend face-to-face.

Keep face-to-face meetings to a minimum and reserve for critical tasks. Clean and disinfect all surfaces, chairs and keyboards after each on-campus meeting.


COVID-19 Symptoms/Exposure Guidelines

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or have known close contact to a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19—DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS.

If you are tested for COVID-19

You will be asked to self-isolate and not be permitted to return to campus until you receive a negative test result. You may continue to work from home, if possible.

If you test positive for COVID-19

You are not permitted to return to work until you are released by your doctor or fulfill the 14-day quarantine requirement. You may continue to work from home, if possible.

Stay Home When You Are Sick

Anyone showing the following symptoms should not report to campus and should contact their supervisor or instructor immediately to make alternate arrangements:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • I have tested positive for COVID-19

Page last updated November 10, 2020.