COVID-19 UPDATES.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Studying on Campus.
What it Means for You.

We are excited to welcome students on campus. The key to healthy and productive on-campus programs
will be the commitment by each and every member of the Prescott community to understand and follow
protocols designed to mitigate risk of COVID-19.

COMMUNITY HEALTH

CAMPUS SAFETY

HOUSING

CLASS SCHEDULE

Returning to Campus

We have been updating you on COVID protocols as community health, access to vaccines and CDC guidelines change.  With the decline in daily positivity rates in Prescott, Arizona and country wide, we are anticipating returning to an active face-to-face fall term for On Campus students.  The realization of this will be dependent upon continued community efforts and CDC guidance.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be requiring all undergraduate and graduate students who plan to be on campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of the semester. The CDC criteria for fully vaccinated individuals is as follows:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious exemptions from vaccinations will be accepted.  Accommodation requests can be directed to Mari Longpre at mari.longpre@prescott.edu.  

All students planning on attending in person classes Fall 2021 can upload proof of vaccination here.  

We appreciate your continued effort in mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 and helping take the steps necessary to return to more face to face engagement. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kristine Preziosi at kpreziosi@prescott.edu.

Community Responsiblities

Monitor Your Health
Before you start each day, please review this Self-screening Assessment to gauge how you are feeling.

If you have had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, and are not fully vaccinated, please complete the COVID-19 Self-report Form and follow the Quarantine Guidelines.

If you have had close contact and you are fully vaccinated and you are not symptomatic, you do not have to quarantine.

Please use the test reporting form to report and record the results of your COVID-19 test results.  Information you report will be utilized in making decisions regarding your return to Prescott College Campus Facilities.

Masks
Individuals who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear masks on Prescott College campuses. The exceptions to this rule are programs running in regions/countries where government agencies, pandemic numbers and local guidance indicate the use of masks. 

Visitors and guests will be required to wear masks throughout the summer for admissions events and gatherings unless otherwise arranged departmentally.

Please visit these CDC sites for information on face coverings:

Hand Washing
During the COVID-19 pandemic washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to help prevent the spread.
Click for more information on the effectiveness of washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

Campus Safety

Campus Signage
Prescott College has developed and will post signage to aid in mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19 from handwashing to capacity limits in campus spaces. Please adhere to the signage posted on campus.

Building Access
Building access restricted to Prescott College students and employees. Visitors to campus will need to make an appointment. Hand sanitation stations will be placed at the entrances to buildings and in high traffic flow areas

Vans
Students and employees utilizing vans for transportation during courses will wear face coverings while seated next to each other. Vans will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses with approved products.

Structural Mitigation

Cafe Services
Cafe services will be provided with take-out service available. There will be no buffet-style options and outdoor seating will be arranged to ensure physical distancing.

Classrooms
When possible, Prescott College classes will maximize opportunities to hold classes outside. Indoor classrooms have been physically arranged to maintain 6 feet of distancing, disinfecting, and cleaning protocols are aligned with the CDC and facilities replaced our HVAC filters to an enhanced filter standard that removes much smaller particles including 75% that are in the range of air-borne viruses. In addition to these protocols, each class offered in the block will have its own classroom to itself.

Emergency Relief Grant

Prescott College has received funding for Emergency Relief student grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) initially authorized by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and later supplemented by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). All students who received an initial grant, as well as any other Prescott College student, enrolled since March 13th, 2020 is invited to apply for additional CARES grant emergency relief funding via our CARES Emergency Relief Grant Application, which invites students to describe the expenses they incurred due to Coronavirus.

Students are also encouraged to upload supporting documentation with their appeal, though supporting documentation is not required. Grant applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Additional grants will be disbursed to students on a rolling basis until all available grant funds are exhausted.

Emergency Relief Grant Application

For the most recent quarterly report on the HEERF Emergency Relief Grants for students (formerly referred to as CARES grants), please Click Here. 

For the most recent quarterly report on the HEERF funding provided to the institution (for purposes in addition to student grants), please Click Here.

For details about past HEERF/CARES/CRRSAA Grant Funding Reports Click Here.

Community and Mental Health Wellbeing

Contact Tracing and Testing
When necessary, the college’s medical advisor will work with the institution to provide testing and contact tracing. Students may be tested prior to participating in courses and as advised by CDC regulations

Mental Health
Mental health services for students will be offered virtually and at times face to face with the appropriate protocols. Appointments can be made with Tony Himes (928-848-1111) or Melissa Rauch (928-771-8115).

Employees will continue to utilize EAP services. Please contact Human Resources for more information.