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Brightwater's Response
COVID-19

Brightwater's Response
COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

Brightwater Safety Protocols

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Brightwater and NWACC have implemented the following safety measures:

  • Class sizes have been reduced to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Effective July 27th, NWACC will no longer have the authority to mandate members of the college community or visitors to wear a face covering on campus, but will still highly encourage it as one way to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Once you enter the Brightwater building, you'll be asked to complete a digital contact tracing form and have your temperature taken.
  • View the below COVID-19 protocol for Culinary, Baking & Pastry, and Ignite students below and Butchery and Seasonal students.

COVID-19 Infographic

Brightwater is the culinary school of NWACC; learn about NWACC's response to COVID-19.


 

COVID-19 Protocol for Culinary, Baking & Pastry and Ignite Students

Entering the building:

  • Students will enter at the back of 8th street market.
  • Your instructor will open the door to let you into the labs.

While you wait:

  • There is a sign on the door with a link and a QR code. On your mobile device, type the link or scan the QR code to access and complete the required contact tracing form.
  • Please stay 6 feet apart from others.

As you enter:

  • You'll be encouraged to wear a Brightwater-approved mask to enter the labs or classrooms. Brightwater will supply each student with one mask on the first day of class. Students can purchase any additional approved masks from the NWACC bookstore.
  • Your instructor will take your temperature before you enter the building. If you have a temperature of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit or above, you will not be allowed to enter the building. Your instructor will work with you to ensure you are able to complete your coursework remotely.
  • You will go directly to your classroom where you will work at an assigned station.
  • You will be encouraged to put on a face shield in addition to a mask. Face shields stay in designated classrooms and are disinfected daily.

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COVID-19 Protocol for Butchery and Seasonal Students

Entering the building:

  • Students will enter through the side door near the patio.
  • Your instructor will open the door to let you into the building.

While you wait:

  • There is a sign on the door with a link and a QR code. On your mobile device, type the link or scan the QR code to access and complete the required contact tracing form.
  • Please stay 6 feet apart from others.

As you enter:

  • You'll be encouraged to wear a Brightwater-approved mask to enter the labs or classrooms. Brightwater will supply each student with one mask on the first day of class. Students can purchase any additional approved masks from the NWACC bookstore.
  • Your instructor will take your temperature before you enter the building. If you have a temperature of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit or above, you will not be allowed to enter the building. Your instructor will work with you to ensure you are able to complete your coursework remotely.
  • You will go directly to your classroom where you will work at an assigned station.
  • You will be encouraged to put on a face shield in addition to your mask. Face shields stay in designated classrooms and are disinfected daily.

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How to Report COVID-19 Symptoms / Exposure to NWACC / Brightwater

If you have experienced ANY of the following:

  • Symptoms related to COVID-19 and/or
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 and/or
  • May have been exposed to (in close contact with) another person who has tested positive to COVID-19.

DO NOT come to campus until you have been directed to do so by the Dean of Students office (if student) or Human Resources (if an employee).

If you are a student:

  • Report this information by emailing the Dean of Students office at deanofstudents@nwacc.edu
  • Email your instructor(s) to let them know you have experienced one (or more) of the items on the list above and cannot come to campus

If you are an employee:

  • Report this information by emailing Human Resources at COVIDhelp@nwacc.edu
  • If you are an instructor and have an in-person/face-to-face class on campus, notify your students that the class is moving online or to remote synchronous.

If your job or clinical rotation for your degree requires that you be exposed to those with COVID-19 (such as a job in health care), and you wear the proper PPE, there’s no need for you to report exposure to HR or Dean of Students.

Please note that if you send an email to Dean of Students/HR after business hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday break, there may be a delay in response but you will still get a response. More COVID-19 information can be found at www.nwacc.edu/coronavirus.

Questions?

Email brightwater@nwacc.edu or text 479-323-2928.