BTECH COVID Updates

Adjusted School COVID Response Plan for 2022

COVID Infection & Exposure Handout

COVID Testing Registration for BTECH Students and Faculty


PREVENTION STRATEGIES

Face Coverings (Masks)

Masks and other face coverings remain an important tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19. While masks are not generally required in our school buildings or on school grounds, mask use is encouraged as a prevention approach. For example, individuals may choose to wear a mask to keep themselves and others safe, if they have underlying health conditions, if transmission rates are high, or if they have been exposed to COVID-19. Any individual who chooses to wear a mask should feel comfortable and welcome to do so in our schools. Please see the back of this document for guidance on mask wearing for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed.

COVID Testing
The Bear River Health Department continues to provide free diagnostic testing for any Bridgerland Technical College student or employee that experiences symptoms or believes they have been exposed. The health department will also assist with “Test to Stay” protocols should we experience significant outbreaks. Information on testing locations and times can be found:

COVID Testing Registration for BTECH Students and Faculty

Vaccination
A major tool currently available to anyone 5 and older is vaccination. Most of our adult population over 65 have been vaccinated, as well as a majority of adults 18 or older and a significant percentage of our student population 12 and older. The decision to receive a vaccine is a personal decision and parental consent is required for anyone under 18. Vaccinations are free through the Bear River Health Department or can be scheduled through local pharmacies or health care providers.

Illness Protocols
It is critical to continue to be diligent with district illness protocols. Employees or students who experience symptoms or are ill should remain home until symptoms subside. If symptoms are COVID-19 related, individuals should take advantage of testing.

Hygiene
Handwashing and hand-sanitizing continue to be important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 or other infectious conditions. Hand sanitizer and soap dispensers are readily available in schools for students and staff.  Handwashing, hand sanitizing, and other good hygiene practices will be encouraged by teachers and school staff.

Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced cleaning of schools will continue. Enhanced cleaning is defined as more frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, strategic cleaning of high-use areas, and focused cleaning if a classroom or school has a high case count.

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

What are signs of COVID illness? Symptoms of COVID include fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, and sore throat.

What if you are waiting for a COVID test result? STAY AT HOME! If you would like to take a medical Leave of Absence (LOA) while you are waiting for your results, please contact Student Services at 435‑753-6780.

What if I test positive for COVID?

Individuals who test positive:

  • Must isolate themselves at home for at least five days. Day one starts the day after the test collection date.
  • May return to school after five days if their symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • Should wear a mask for five additional days upon return.

Students may request a Leave of Absence. If you are at high risk for severe illness and it has been 10 days or less since your symptoms first started, consider if you could benefit from monoclonal antibody therapy.

What if a member of my household is ill? Anyone who is ill, or who lives with someone who is ill, should stay home and self-isolate/quarantine.

What if a member of my household is COVID positive? If you are not fully vaccinated, you must quarantine for 10 days; however, every time you come into contact with the person who tested positive, your 10 day quarantine starts over. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine. However, the Health Department recommends you symptom watch and test at 5-7 days.

What is an exposure? An exposure is when YOU are in close contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID. The health department defines close contact as being within 6 feet of someone who is positive for COVID for 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour period.

Individuals who are Exposed and Current on Vaccinations:

If an individual is exposed to COVID and is current on COVID-19 vaccination (three doses of either Pfizer or Moderna for those 18 and older and currently two doses for those under 18) or has had COVID-19 in the last 90 days

  • They do not need to quarantine and can go to school or work and participate in activities
  • It is recommended they wear a mask for 10 days after an exposure.
  • Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 should seek testing at the onset of any symptoms.

Individuals who are Exposed and NOT Current on Vaccinations:

If an individual is exposed to COVID and is NOT current on COVID-19 vaccination (three doses of either Pfizer or Moderna for those 18 and older and currently two doses for those under 18) or has not had COVID-19 in the last 90 days

  • It is recommended they quarantine at home for five days and wear a mask at school for five days after quarantine OR wear a mask for 10 days at school following an exposure.
  • Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 should seek testing at the onset of any symptoms.


Thank you
for your cooperation, kindness, and positive attitude in the face of this relentless pandemic. BTECH remains committed to providing essential competency-based education that prepares you to enter the workforce and assist in regaining our economic stability. We appreciate every student’s effort as we all strive toward the common goal of recovery.  Stay safe and stay well.

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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.

 

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016