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Coronavirus

Updated: September 15th, 2021

Click here to download the BridgeValley COVID-19 Response Plan

If you need to self-report a diagnosis of COVID-19, use this link

If you need to report a diagnosis of COVID-19 on behalf of someone else, use this link

COVID-19 Response Flow Chart

Please continue to assist us in monitoring for potential Covid outbreaks by reporting any exposure or positive test results of students or employees to coronavirus@bridgevalley.edu .  

To best protect our campuses, the College has taken the below steps:

Testing

BridgeValley will conduct random surveillance testing for COVID for individuals taking a class in-person and for employees working on campus. Please click here for a FAQ about the saliva-based testing.

We will need your ongoing help and cooperation monitoring for potential COVID outbreaks. If you have questions, please contact coronavirus@bridgevalley.edu

Vaccination Information:

 


 

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the novel (or new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The novel coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China, where some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe illness, and some have died.

Here’s what you can do to stay healthy:

As always, it is recommended that you follow such standard hygiene practices as:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Maintain social distancing at least 3 feet apart when indoors with someone outside your immediate family
  • Wear a mask indoors if you are in an area of substantial or higher transmissions

What if I get sick?

You should contact your healthcare professional immediately. If you test positive for COVID, you should isolate for at least 10 days after your last symptom or 7 days after a negative test results. 

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