COVID – 19 Response Update- August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021
Dear Bladen Community College Family,
As we prepare for a strong comeback to campus and new academic year, I want to assure you that Bladen Community College is committed to providing uncompromising academic and workforce training experiences despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the emerging concerns stemming from growing number of cases due to the Delta virus variant.
One of the many lessons we’ve learned over the last year and a half is how quickly things change related to the pandemic. Responding to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and state recommendations issued last week, Bladen Community College is encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask indoors whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. It is recommended that anyone who has not been fully vaccinated to wear a face covering indoors and outdoors.
Stations with masks and hand sanitizer will continue to be located in all campus buildings.
The best way to protect yourself and others is to get your COVID-19 vaccine. All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. If you haven’t yet done so, please seriously consider getting your vaccine as soon as possible. On Saturday, August 7th, the Bladen County Health Department will be on our campus providing free vaccinations from 8am until 12 noon and will be on campus at other times to be announced later.
If you get tested off campus and the results are positive, please self-isolate, follow your healthcare provider’s directions, and do not come to campus. We ask that you self-report to the President’s office at 910.879.5502 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please regularly visit our website for the most up-to-date information.
Each of you is an important member of the Bladen Community College family and play a critical role in keeping our campus and community safe and strong. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself healthy.
Amanda K. Lee