Safety Protocol

 

Screening, Testing & Reporting

 

All students, faculty and staff should self-screen each day prior to coming to any BC3 location. Individuals exhibiting symptoms should NOT: enter facilities at any BC3 location; report to work, class or clinical assignments; or participate in any institution-sponsored events or activities.

Individuals exhibiting symptoms should stay home and seek medical advice, including options for testing and treatment. Students should call the COVID-19 hotline at 724-287-8711, ext. 8119 or email bc3.covid-19@bc3.edu. Faculty and staff should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Students, faculty or staff members who may have been exposed to anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 should follow CDC guidance.

During the Fall 2021 semester, the College will host voluntary drive-up COVID-19 testing facilitated by Primary Health Network. A telehealth evaluation is required before scheduling an appointment. 

Upcoming Dates:
  • Click here for a list of dates and times on BC3 Main Campus. 

Students, faculty and staff should report a positive test for COVID-19. Students should call the COVID-19 hotline at 724-287-8711, ext. 8119 or email bc3.covid-19@bc3.edu. Faculty and staff should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate, seek medical advice and follow CDC guidance.


Contact Tracing

BC3 will adhere to contact-tracing processes as set forth by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contact-tracing processes will remain confidential and include interviewing the infected individual to identify anyone in the BC3 community with whom the individual has had recent close contact, notifying contacts of potential exposure, referring contacts to be tested and to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and connecting close contacts with services they may need during the self-quarantine period.


Vaccination

Although BC3 will not require the COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff, vaccination is encouraged. Personal health care decisions should be made under consultation with a medical professional.

Students and faculty in BC3’s credit and noncredit health care programs who attend clinical experiences at health care facilities may be required by the facilities to be fully vaccinated.

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 symptoms, especially severe illness, and death.
  • COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Being vaccinated may exempt you from quarantining if you are identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

During the Fall 2021 semester, the College will host several voluntary vaccination clinics facilitated by Butler Health System. Pre-registration is required.