Mar. 25: Employee COVID-19 Update

Mar. 25: Employee COVID-19 Update

Thu Mar 25, 2021 at 11:00 PM


Per the Texas Department of State Health Services, beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, anyone over 16 years of age will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.  Local COVID-19 vaccine appointment information can be found on the Brazoria County Health Department website.

In addition, UTMB Health Angleton is offering the COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to all current Brazosport College employees, including full-time and part-time employees, as well as those who work for Tommy’s Catering, Texas Book Company and MBM. 

Please note, for the Pfizer vaccine, recipients must be 16 years of age or older. For the Moderna vaccine, recipients must be 18 years of age or older.

If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine being offered by UTMB Health Angleton to Brazosport College employees, please visit to check for an available appointment or sign-up to be placed on a waitlist.


We are excited to announce that Brazosport College will hold a virtual commencement celebration for over 550 students on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The virtual commencement ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-show countdown celebration at 9:50 a.m.

The virtual ceremony will be held on the College’s website

Please visit for more information regarding 2021 Commencement.

Members of the 2021 class, their friends, families and BC Gators everywhere are invited to watch online and offer their congratulations during the ceremony by using #bcgators21 on Twitter and Instagram.

In addition, a graduation celebration parade will be held on the Brazosport College campus on Friday, May 7th. Details will be provided at a later date.

Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek, college administration, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate this milestone with all our 2021 graduates.


Grad Fest for 2021 graduates will be held on April 5th and 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Dow Academic Center.  At Grad Fest, candidates for 2021 graduation will have the opportunity to pick up their cap and gown, have their photo taken to be used for the virtual ceremony, and learn about joining the Former Students Association.

Please visit for more information regarding 2021 Commencement.


The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is open from 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for BC faculty, staff and students with behavioral health and medical providers available for face-to-face services.  The CHN Health Center is located in the B Wing of BC Central and can only be accessed from the courtyard near Tommy’s Grill and the BC Bookstore.  Virtual care is also available by visiting  All appointments can be scheduled by calling (281) 824-1480 or by visiting A pre-registration form is available at The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is an outpatient healthcare facility that provides a variety of services, including adult medicine, chronic care management, behavioral health and women’s health, among other services.  CHN accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. Uninsured individuals may be eligible for discounted self-pay services based on their family size and household income. CHN strives to provide the highest value of care and therefore offers substantial benefits for people who are uninsured and self-pay.


This spring, Brazosport College will continue its participation in a national survey focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). The project is part of the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

In the past, the survey was administered to students in randomly selected classes using a paper survey. This year the survey will be administered online to all credit students, 18 years and older. 

The student survey runs from February 24, 2021 to March 18, 2021.  The faculty survey runs from March 15, 2021 to April 2, 2021. Please look for more information coming soon to your email inbox.

Brazosport College is intent on being a leader in higher education, and this survey can assist us in improving course completion rates, as well as the rate of student persistence to the completion of their educational goals. To learn more about CCSSE visit, or contact Leslie Cummings, Assistant Research Analyst, Institutional Research, at


The Spring 2021 Toolkit is a great resource for students to get information about academic support services, virtual events, food and emergency assistance, assistance with technology, getting connected online or in person and many other available resources. Visit to access these resources.


On March 2, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 effective March 10, 2021. The Executive Order allows for institutions of higher education and public schools to establish minimum standard health and safety protocols. At this time, all current Brazosport College COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a face mask/covering, completing a daily health screening when coming to campus, and social distancing, will remain in effect until further notice. The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority as we work together to have a successful, safe finish to the Spring semester. We are appreciative of the commitment and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students, and we thank you for your continued support.


Brazosport College health screening process is online for all employees, students, and visitors who come to campus. You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus.  The COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire can be accessed in English or Spanish by visiting  This questionnaire has been designed to be quick and simple to fill out, and can be easily accessed through all internet browsers, smartphones, and tablets.   

Once completed, you will be shown either a green check mark with “APPROVED FOR ENTRY” if you have passed, or a red exclamation mark with “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” if you failed, as well as your name, and the date you completed the questionnaire. 

Anyone that does not pass the COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire should not come to campus.  Everyone that passes should be prepared to show the confirmation email.

Brazosport College has increased focus on safety monitoring to promote safety protocols of social distancing, wearing a face mask/covering, practicing good hygiene, etc.  Once on campus, have either the confirmation email or confirmation screen of your completed questionnaire available as you may be asked at random to show proof of completing the self-screening tool.  

Upon arrival to campus, you will be able to access all parking lots and enter campus through most entrances. To provide clarification, face masks/coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus.  To clarify, face shields are not considered face masks/coverings. If an individual chooses to wear a face shield, the individual must also wear a face mask/covering which fully covers the mouth and nose except as allowed in the following exceptions. The exceptions are: if you are walking, running, or biking on the trails; if you are in your vehicle; if you are alone in your office with the door closed; if you are a welding student actively welding and wearing a welding face shield; and, if you are an instructor lecturing students, you may wear a face shield instead of a face mask in addition to maintaining 6ft. of distance.  Otherwise, all individuals, students, faculty, staff, grounds keepers and contractors are to wear a face mask/covering.

For reference, the CDC defines “close contact” as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

These procedures are subject to change, so it's vital that you check your Brazosport College email for updates before heading to campus.

With the rise in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, medical experts are reinforcing the importance of use of masks and social distancing.  Please continue following the CDC guidelines for prevention of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which includes, but not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks or face coverings.


For individuals needing to self-identify as affected by COVID-19 or notify Brazosport College of COVID-19 incidents involving students, faculty, or staff, please visit

Please note, the COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Report Form is separate and apart from the Health Screening Questionnaire.  The COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Form should be completed if you have been exposed to someone or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.