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COVID-19 Transmission Precautions

Effective Wednesday, November 3, 2021

BCC is mask optional for employees, students, and guests inside all BCC buildings. The recent report from Brunswick County Emergency Services is showing a marked decrease in Covid cases but we will continue to monitor the situation. This change mirrors recent announcements made by Brunswick County Schools and the Brunswick County Government Buildings.

Exposure/Infected Protocols
The Brunswick County Public Health Department has provided the protocol that we should use when exposures or COVID positive cases arise.  If someone is vaccinated and was wearing a mask when an exposure to a positive individual occurs, then no quarantine is required.   Exposure is defined as 6 feet or less for a total of 15 minutes or more. These individuals should monitor for symptoms, and if they start to feel sick, immediately isolate at home and see their Doctor for a COVID test. If someone is exposed and they were not vaccinated and/or wearing a mask, then they must isolate at home for 10 days.  If no symptoms arise, then they can return to work or class.  For anyone who is COVID positive, they will need to isolate at home for 10 days and until they are free of symptoms and fever.  On the 8th day, all fever reducing medications should be withheld, and on the 10th day, if no fever, they can return to work or class.

Reporting Exposures and Positive Cases
BCC is asked to report our cases or exposures to the Brunswick County Health Department. Therefore, all employee and/or student cases or exposures must be reported immediately to BCC administration, will notify the County Health Department.

Cleaning and PPE Supplies
More recent CDC guidance has called into question how well the COVID virus can be spread from surfaces and in most cases, disinfection is not necessary.  However, BCC will make cleaning supplies and masks available throughout campus for anyone who wishes to wipe down surfaces such as desks, etc.  Hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout campus and are readily available.

Social Distancing
Guidance states that maintaining 6 ft of social distancing will help control COVID transmission.  Please practice social distancing when and wherever possible.  When it is not possible due to numbers or space limitations, masks are required.

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