Updated: March 20th, 2023
Click here to download the BridgeValley COVID-19 Response Plan
In an effort to help monitor and potentially prevent a COVID-19 outbreak on campus, everyone should use the reporting links below to report any diagnosis, symptoms, and/or exposures.
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
Please continue to assist us in monitoring for potential COVID outbreaks by reporting any exposure or positive test results of students or employees to [email protected] .
To best protect our campuses, the College has taken the below steps:
- Vaccination clinics were offered at both campus locations in 2021.
- Masks were ordered and provided to employees and students.
- An online COVID-19 reporting tool was created to help the institution monitor for potential outbreaks, clean, and disinfect spaces where exposure occurred, and the opportunity to provide rapid testing as needed.
- COVID-19 testing will be scheduled on campus throughout the semester and will be available on request.
CARES Act Information:
- CARES Act Report 052420
- CARES Act Report 070120
- CARES Act Report 081720
- CARES Act Report 101020
- CARES Act Report FINAL 010420
- CARES Act Report FINAL 033121
- CARES Act Report QE093021
- CARES Act Report QE123121
- CARES_Institutional Portion Q32020
- CARES Institutional Portion QE123120
- CARES Institutional Portion 033121
- CARES Institutional Portion QE063021
- CARES Report Student Portion QE033122
- ESF - ESF Reporting - HEERF - 079417399 - Year One - Review
- ESF - ESF Reporting - HEER - 079417399 - Year Two - Submitted
- CARES Student Report 063022
- CARES Student Report 093022
- CARES Student Report 123122
- ESF - ESF Reporting - HEER - 079417399 - Year Three - Submitted
- CARES Student Report 033123 FINAL
BridgeValley may conduct random surveillance testing for COVID for individuals taking a class in-person and for employees working on campus.
We will need your ongoing help and cooperation monitoring for potential COVID outbreaks. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
- WV Department of Health & Human Services: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people infected may not have symptoms. 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).
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 5 days after receiving a positive test and at least three days after of having a fever.
- Free 24/7 information hotline to address COVID-19 concerns: 800-887-4304
- WVDHHR website: coronavirus.wv.gov
- Archived Fall 2020 version of the Campus Response Plan
- CDC website: www.cdc.gov/COVID19
- Higher education-specific CDC resources