Health and Safety Protocols

Health and Safety Protocols

Personal Accountability Protocol

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, who has tested positive or has had close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, must complete the online COVID-19 Assessment, Acknowledgement and Consent Form.

COVID-19 ASSESSMENT, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT FORMIf unable to complete the online form, call (361) 698-2000 and leave a message with your name, student ID or employee ID number and contact information so a College representative can contact you for further assessment.


COVID-19 Symptoms/Exposure Guidelines

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or have known close contact to a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, follow these guidelines.

I HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO IS SYMPTOMATIC OR HAS TESTED POSITIVE

  • Complete the Return to Campus Assessment Form
  • HAVE YOU RECEIVED A BOOSTER VACCINE OR TESTED POSITIVE WITHIN THE PAST 90 DAYS?
    • YES: You may return to campus. Quarantine is not necessary. Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days
    • NO: Quarantine for 5 days from last contact. Then wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days

I am symptomatic for COVID-19

  • Complete the Return to Campus Assessment Form
  • Isolate for 5 days from start of symptoms
  • YOU MAY RETURN TO CAMPUS WHEN THE FOLLOWING IS COMPLETE:
    • 5-day isolation/quarantine time is complete, and
    • At least 24 hours have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications), and
    • Have improved in respiratory symptoms
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days following isolation/quarantine period

I have tested positive for COVID-19

  • Complete the Return to Campus Assessment Form
  • Isolate for 5 days from positive test date
  • YOU MAY RETURN TO CAMPUS WHEN THE FOLLOWING IS COMPLETE:
    • 5-day isolation/quarantine time is complete, and
    • At least 24 hours have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications), and
    • Have improved in respiratory symptoms
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days following isolation/quarantine period

COVID-19 guidelines flowchart


Stay Home When You Are Sick

Anyone showing the following symptoms should not report to campus and should contact their instructor or supervisor immediately to make alternate arrangements:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Feeling feverish or a fever

Page last updated January 12, 2022.