News & Updates

BC3 is committed to making accurate and timely information available to the college community with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reported Cases

Spring 2021

Number of reported positive COVID-19 tests by BC3 location and population: 

LOCATION
STUDENTS
FACULTY & STAFF
TOTAL
BC3 Main Campus 9 7 16
BC3 @ Armstrong 1 0 1
BC3 @ Brockway 0 1 1
BC3 @ Cranberry 2 0 2
BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing 4 0 4
BC3 @ LindenPointe 0 1 1
Online/Remote 2 0 2
TOTAL 18 9 27

Number of those advised to be in isolation with an active COVID-19 diagnosis, and number of those who are no longer in isolation following a resolved COVID-19 diagnosis:

CASE TYPE
TOTAL
Active 10
Resolved 17

Charts reflect data for the Spring 2021 semester from Monday, January 4 to present.
Charts last updated at 1:02 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. 


Number of reported positive COVID-19 tests by BC3 location and population: 

LOCATION
STUDENTS
FACULTY & STAFF
TOTAL
BC3 Main Campus 17 9 26
BC3 @ Armstrong 0 0 0
BC3 @ Brockway 4 0 4
BC3 @ Cranberry 4 0 4
BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing 6 0 6
BC3 @ LindenPointe 2 1 3
Online/Remote 2 0 2
TOTAL 35 10 45

Number of those advised to be in isolation with an active COVID-19 diagnosis, and number of those who are no longer in isolation following a resolved COVID-19 diagnosis:

CASE TYPE
TOTAL
Active 8
Resolved 37

Charts reflect data for the Fall 2020 semester from Monday, August 24, to Thursday, December 31, 2020.
Charts last updated at 8:29 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.


News 

1/11/21 - 9:00 a.m. - BC3 cancels seasons of 3 indoor intercollegiate sports

10/13/20 - 12:00 p.m. - BC3 to begin spring semester with remote, online formats for 3 weeks

6/17/20 - 5:43 p.m. - BC3 plans for a flexible fall semester

4/15/20 - 2:15 p.m. - BC3 moves summer courses to remote instruction

3/26/20 - 3:15 p.m. - BC3 postpones commencement, pinning ceremonies

3/19/20 - 9:15 p.m. - BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday

3/17/20 - 5:30 p.m.  - BC3 Update: Noncredit classes and training

3/15/20 - 7:01 p.m. - A Message from the President

3/13/20 - 8:41 p.m. - BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May

3/11/20 - 8:33 p.m. - BC3 closes through Sunday

Communication Timeline

Spring 2021

February 2 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Operating Guidelines - February 8 (Green).

February 5 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Monday 2/8 In-Person Classes Resume.

January 11 - News Release - BC3 cancels seasons of 3 indoor intercollegiate sports.

January 14 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Operating Guidelines - January 19 (Yellow-Modified).

January 15 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Vaccination Survey. Attachments: 1) Highmark Vaccine Info, 2) Highmark Vaccine FAQs, 3) COVID-19 Convalesent Plasma Pittsburgh Project.

January 31 – College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - Stay Informed: Coronavirus.

February 10 – Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs – Coronavirus Info & Prevention

February 28 – College-Wide Email to Staff  sent via Operations and Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs – Health Information & Proactive Measures.  Social media post - COVID-19: Stop the Spread of Germs.  

March 2-6 – Updated hand-washing information in all public restrooms and food preparation areas. Enhanced custodial disinfecting of facilities at all BC3 locations.

March 6 – Published Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage.

March 9 – BC3 officials participated in a conference call via the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges regarding the COVID-19.  College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Finance - Coronavirus Travel Update. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Coronavirus Updates from BC3.

March 10 – Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs – Coronavirus Updates from BC3.

March 11 BC3 Alert: All Sites CLOSED: As a Coronavirus precautionary measure, BC3 Main Campus & all sites are closing closing today 3/11 at 2PM through Sunday 3/15. Sent via campus-wide notification system, college-wide email, current student email, BC3 website, social media, and other college communication channels. BC3 Alert: BC3 Closed: All BC3 locations closed through Sunday as a precautionary measure. Please see our website for further details. News Release - BC3 closes through Sunday.

March 13 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Coronavirus Updates from BC3 - Faculty CommunicationCurrent Student Email sent via Student Affairs - BC3 Update - Students. BC3 Alert: Move to Remote Instruction: BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May. Visit website for details. Sent via campus-wide notification system, college-wide email, current student email, BC3 website, social media, and other college communication channels. News Release - BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May

March 14 - Amy Wise Children's Creative Learning Center Parent and Guardian Email sent via Student Affairs - CCLC Closed Spring 2020.

March 15 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Faculty - Plan for Remote Instruction. College-Wide Email to all Faculty and Staff via the President's Office - A Message from the President. 

March 16 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Student Affairs - Faculty Access to Off Campus Sites. Board of Trustees Email and Media Notification sent via the President's Office - BC3 Board Meeting.

March 17 - News Release - BC3 Update: Noncredit classes and training. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Student Support and Assistance.

March 19 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Remote Classes Resume Monday. News Release - BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday.

March 20 – College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 Update - StaffCurrent Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Update - Students. 

March 23 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 Update - Staff. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Update - Students. News Release - BC3 informed that student tests positive for COVID-19. 

March 26 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 College Update. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Updates. College-Wide Email to Staff and Current Students via Student Affairs - Commencement. New Release - BC3 postpones commencement, pinning ceremonies.

April 3 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Withdrawal Deadline Extended to April 13.

April 6 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Spring Semester 2020 Alternative Grade Option. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Spring Semester 2020 Alternative Grade Option.

April 7 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - A Message from the Board Chair. 

April 15 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction - Students. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction - Faculty. News Release - BC3 moves summer courses to remote instruction. 

April 16 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - PA Department of Health Public Safety Measures - UPDATE. 

May 1 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - A Message from the President.

May 4 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - VPAA Message to Faculty.

May 13 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - Email from President Neupauer.

May 20 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - BC3 Phased-In Reopening Plan - June 1.

June 17 - News Release - BC3 plans for flexible fall semester.

June 18 - College-Wide Email to Staff via the President's Office - A Message from President Neupauer. College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - BC3 Phased-In Reopening Plan - July 6.

July 2 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Monday, July 6 - Green Phase Reopening.

July 8 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the Finance Office - 2020-21 Operating Budget and Tuition/Fees.

August 19 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - BC3 Fall 2020 Semester Operating Plan.

August 28 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - A Reminder from the BC3 Health and Safety Plan for Fall 2020.

September 3 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ Cranberry. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ Cranberry.

September 7 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus.

September 14 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ LindenPointe. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification. - BC3 @ LindenPointe.

September 17 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus.

October 2 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus.

November 4 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - College Operating Status - November 23, 2020.

November 18 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - BC3 Operational Information.

November 20 - Current Student Email via Student Affairs - All Remote Starting 11/23 and More Key Info.

November 27 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - New 'Modified Yellow Phase' Operating Guidelines.

November 28 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Additional Operational Information.

December 17 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Administration & Finance - Travel Update.

December 22 - College-Wide Email to Staff via the President's Office - A Message from President Neupauer.

December 31 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Operating Guidelines - January 4, 2021.

Communicating with Students, Faculty, Staff & Visitors

BC3 is committed to providing accurate and timely information with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College will provide current information to the public on the BC3 COVID-19 website, and inform students, faculty and staff of updates and developments via collegewide email, social media platforms and BC3’s mass notification system if necessary.

Should a BC3 location need to be evacuated because of community spread of COVID-19, BC3 will refer to its existing Emergency Response Plan. All necessary parties will be contacted via one or more communication means, including BC3 Alerts, collegewide public address system, emails, voice messages, etc.

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