In response to the nationwide surge of the Omicron variant, BRCC has established the following protocols for the Spring 2022 Semester:
On-Campus Mask Requirement
Masks will be required indoors and within 50 feet of all building entrances/exits or where congregating occurs. Cloth masks are acceptable but K-N95 and N95 masks offer the best protection to the wearer and are encouraged. Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth when in buildings or outdoor gatherings.
Testing Positive for COVID-19
Isolate in accordance with CDC’s isolation guidelines. You may return to campus upon satisfying the isolation criteria as established by the CDC.
Positive Test Reporting for (Students, Faculty, and Staff)
Student Reporting – Students should report a positive COVID-19 test to the Dean of Students Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty/Staff Reporting – Faculty and staff should report a positive COVID-19 test to Human Resources (HumanResources@mybrcc.edu)
In Close Contact* with Someone with COVID-19
*Close contact is defined as someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory confirmed or clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposure for a total of 15 minutes).
You do NOT Need to Quarantine if:
- You are ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
- You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
- You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (you test positive using a viral test).
You should Quarantine if:
- You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
- You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
- You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
- If you are required to quarantine, please follow the CDC’s quarantine guidelines as published on it’s website.
Vaccination and Boosters
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community. Those who are eligible for the vaccination and booster shots, as outlined by the Louisiana Department of Health are strongly encouraged to get their shots before returning to campus.