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Students with mask at Galveston College

Galveston College understands the importance of COVID-19 testing and the critical nature of sharing the data with the Whitecaps community. The COVID-19 cases and testing reported on the Galveston College campus will be posted here each week, though the data is monitored daily by our health experts and administration. We thank you in helping to keep Whitecaps healthy and well because that is what will allow us to keep our classrooms open.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevension (CDC) is currently recommending that everyone wear a face covering over the mouth and nose in a public setting.

• If you are on campus, you are expected to use an appropriate face covering while walking to and from your class or work location, during classes or labs, and/or at other times. It is also recommended that even with a mask you maintain an appropriate social distance.

• Cloth face coverings, as recommended by the CDC, are perfectly acceptable. You may wear a N95 or surgical mask if you already have one in your personal possession.
However, these supplies are considered critical supplies and are not necessary to meet the face covering guidelines. Your cloth face covering should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. Regular machine washing and drying should be sufficient.

• Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing your cloth face covering. Wash your hands immediately after removing and handling prior to laundering.

• Faculty may lecture in face shields if desired. Face coverings must be worn elsewhere on campus, including but not limited to, the hallways, outer offices, and while entering and exiting the building.

• The requirement for wearing a face covering on the GC campus will continue until further notice.

1) Students must first inform their instructors of their exposure and make a plan to continue instruction while in a possible quarantine;

2) Instructor informs student to complete the online COVID reporting;

3) The report is forwarded to the College’s physician for review;

4) The physician contacts the student to make an assessment;

5) The student receives guidance from the physician as needed. This includes a release to return back to class; 

COVID-19 – CDC Frequently Asked Questions 

CDC – Q&A for Flu and COVID-19 

1) Faculty/Staff must first inform their supervisors of their exposure and make a plan to continue instruction or work remotely while in a possible quarantine;

2) Supervisors inform employee to complete the online COVID reporting;

3) The report is forwarded to the College’s physician for review;

4) The physician contacts the employee to make an assessment;

5) The employee receives guidance from the physician as needed. This includes a release to return back to class or work; 

6) Employee submits the medical release from the physician to their supervisors to return to work. 

COVID-19 – CDC Frequently Asked Questions 

CDC – Q&A for Flu and COVID-19 

• Limit occupancy in classrooms, laboratories, and/or campus dining rooms to no more than 50% of normal capacity or ensure that each classroom or instructional area allows for at least 40 to 50 square feet per student.
• To help promote social distancing, the class schedule will be altered to extend the passing period between classes.
• A revised/updated course schedule with new start and stop times and revised room assignments should be available online by Monday, July 20.

Travel

• Students and/or employees who have traveled to a country for which the CDC
has issued a Level 3 or Level 2 warning related to COVID-19 are expected to selfquarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC, prior to returning to campus.
• Student Travel – All Galveston College sponsored student travel is suspended through
the fall 2020 semester. The College will continue to monitor the pandemic and adjust
travel restrictions, including travel for athletic purposes, as warranted and/or directed
by state and local officials.
• Employee Travel – All travel for Galveston College employees is suspended through
the fall semester, unless it is determined to be mission-critical or health-critical
and has been approved by the College leadership. Employees are responsible for
canceling all travel plans and reservations. Please note that the College will work with
faculty and staff regarding incurred expenses for conferences or events that have
been canceled or for conferences or events where the College has suspended travel.

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Overall Covid-19 Reporting Data

Galveston College understands the importance of COVID-19 testing and the critical nature of sharing the data with the Whitecaps community. The COVID-19 cases and testing reported on the Galveston College campus will be posted here each week, though the data is monitored daily by our health experts and administration. We thank you in helping to keep Whitecaps healthy and well because that is what will allow us to keep our classrooms open.

 

February 21, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return March 3.

February 16, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 26.

February 11, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 21.

February 10, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 10.

February 9, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 19.

January 31, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 10.

January 27, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 6.

January 26, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 5.

January 25, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 4.

January 24, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 3.

January 23, 2021

Staff

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 1.

January 22, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 1.

January 21, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 31.

January 18, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 28.

January 23, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return February 3.

January 22, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 29.

January 21, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 29.

January 16, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 25.

January 13, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 19.

January 11, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 21.

January 5, 2021

Faculty

Moderate

Faculty is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 15.

January 4, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 14.

January 3, 2021

Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 13.

December 23, 2020

1 Staff

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return January 1.

December 18, 2020

1 Staff

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 28.

December 18, 2020

1 Student

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 27.

December 16, 2020

2 Staff

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 27.

December 12, 2020

1 Student

Moderate

Student is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 22.

December 8, 2020

2 Staff

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 18.

December 8, 2020

Staff

Moderate

Staff is required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 18.

December 2, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 12.

December 2, 2020

2 Students

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 12.

December 1, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 11.

December 1, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 11.

November 30, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 10.

November 26, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 6.

November 23, 2020

Student

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 5.

November 23, 2020

Staff

Moderate

Students were required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return December 5.

November 18, 2020

Student

Moderate

Student was required to self-quarantine for 10 days. Able to return after November 28.

November 17, 2020

Student

Moderate

Student was required to self-quarantine for 10 days. Able to return after November 27.

November 13, 2020

Student

Moderate

Student was required to self-quarantine for 10 days. May return to campus November 23.

October 28, 2020

Student

Moderate

Waiting on response

October 27, 2020

Staff

Moderate

The staff from October 27th is still having symptoms. Per Dr. Bradley, they “may return to campus once you feel better and have not had a fever for at least 24 hours while not using medications to lower your temperature”.

October 23, 2020

Student

Moderate

Student was required to self-quarantine for 10 days. Released to return to campus November 2.

October 21, 2020

Student

Moderate

Student was required to self-quarantine for 10 days. Released to return to campus October 31.

October 7, 2020

Student

Moderate

5 classes were placed on 14 day quarantine. Students may return after October 20. An email was forwarded to 105 students to quarantine followed by a text.

August 11, 2020

Faculty

Moderate

Sonography Program reported that a student received phone call during class, informing her of a positive COVID test. The student was asymptotic with no fever. She got tested as a prescreened at a doctor’s visit for an unrelated issue. 

Student got retested 48 hrs later and was negative. Class Quarantine was lifted.

July 23, 2020

Faculty

Low

Daniel Fink reported a potential exposure for the radiography program. He has received information that one of his students had been exposed to someone with covid-19 and was on campus with him and other students last Monday.  The student does not have symptoms. The CDC website recommends the following on who needs to quarantine:

 

Who needs to quarantine?

Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

This includes people who previously had COVID-19 and people who have taken a serologic (antibody) test and have antibodies to the virus.

What counts as close contact?

You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
You had direct physical contact with the person (touched, hugged, or kissed them)
You shared eating or drinking utensils
They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

According to my interpretation of this information, he nor his class would need to quarantine as the exposure was third person.

July 14, 2020

Faculty

Moderate

The Surgical Tech class was sent home as well as the program director, due to a Covid-19 exposure by a student in the class.

Final result. All students and program director tested negative. Quarantine was lifted early.

July 14, 2020

Staff

Moderate

Facilities night crew was sent home upon arriving to work due to exposure to Covid-19. The screeners called it in when he answered yes to being around someone that tested positive. Facilities night crew explained that a co-worker at his other job that he works closely with without a mask tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday.

Facilities night crew was required to quarantine and stay off campus for 14 days without symptoms or get tested and provide results of a negative test before he can return to campus.

KNOWN CASES

9

+4 reported November 16, 2020

DEATHS

00

+0 reported November 9, 2020