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Coronavirus2020-06-24T16:57:32-04:00

November 20th: Update from Dr. Thierfelder

Watch the latest message from the President of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. Bill Thierfelder.

November 20th, 2020|

Spring 2021 Return to Campus

Dr. Travis Feezell

From the Desk of Dr. Travis Feezell, Provost

To all students:

As you prepare to depart campus for the fall semester, I wanted to send along a couple of notes regarding the conclusion of this semester and of our plans for Spring 2021.

First, thank you for all your effort and good work this semester. It has been a challenging semester in so many ways … and yet, I have observed a lot of smiles and a lot of intentional effort so that we can be together.

Second, you will be returning “home” this week and with that comes new responsibility. Please remain careful of your health as you go back to a new living environment. Please continue practicing those skills that keep us safe: distancing, masking, handwashing.

Spring classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19th. Move-in to residence halls will be on Sunday, January 17th. More information will be forthcoming over the break on the move-in process.

In addition, below you will find the guidelines and requirements for a safe return to campus in Spring 2021.

  1. ALL TRADITIONAL STUDENTS (NON-CCPS STUDENTS) WHETHER LIVING ON CAMPUS OR HAVING STATUS AS A COMMUTER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO BEGIN THE SPRING SEMESTER:
    • A NEGATIVE COVID TEST DATED JANUARY 7, 2021 OR LATER.
    • A POSITIVE COVID TEST DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2020 OR LATER.
    • This is absolutely vital as we begin the semester. The process to submit these test results will be communicated during the break.
  2. Vice Provost and Dean of Student Life, Tom MacAlester, has sent out exemption request forms for remote learning in Spring 2021 due to health situations. We are asking that these be returned no later than December 15th, 2020 to assist us in planning for the semester.
  3. Those students who did not sign our Community Covenant form will be asked to do so for the Spring semester. These students will be contacted directly.

Lastly, please pay attention to your BAC email over the break. We will be sending information and reminders to you consistently to ensure we have a smooth transition to a new semester.

Sincerely,

Dr. Travis Feezell
Provost

November 18th, 2020|
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If you have symptoms of a cold or the flu (fever, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath), stay home, get rest, and contact the Gaston County Coronavirus Call Center 704-862-5303 or the Wellness Center at 704-461-6877 for assistance. Most importantly stay at home and take care of yourself. 

If you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, have been notified you were exposed to coronavirus, or if you are experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for self-monitoring and seeking medical care. You should remain off-campus until cleared by a medical professional.

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How to Stop the Spread of Germs

Avoid close contact.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay in when you are sick.
-If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover your mouth and nose.
-Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Serious respiratory illnesses are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Clean your hands.
-Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
-Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.