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 established a testing date and time for the return to work and the beginning of classes.  For employees who have not yet tested and students who need to test, please read the following information.

This Monday, January 11th from 9-11am, we will have testing available for employees and students who will be returning to campus. (additional testing days include January  17) Students and Faculty participating in Avalanche Forecasting and Sea Kayaking must test on this date.

Spectrum healthcare will be administering the test at the Crossroads Center.  Spectrum will provide rapid Anti-gen and molecular tests that will be able to identify the current infection of COVID-19 with test results that day. If Spectrum has difficulty in obtaining enough rapid tests, they will send the tests to the lab and that will be approximately a 2-day turnaround. 

To expedite the testing process:

Step 1:
Please go to the website below to register  and remember to bring your insurance card with you.
https://spectrumhealthcare-group.com/

Midway down the website click on COVID - 19 testing "more information"

Scroll down then click on "I want to test"
Follow the prompts to pre-register! 

Step 2:

*Please contact Peter Madsen- peter.madsen@prescott.edu to establish a testing time/appointment.*

Step 3:

Fill out this Test Reporting Form and upload your results prior to returning to campus.

This is all free to you, if you are billed by your insurance company post-testing, you may reconcile that with Human Resources.  If you are a student and you are billed a co-pay, you may submit a Cares Grant Application for reimbursement.

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 and you have been exposed or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 Self-report Form and follow the Quarantine Guidelines.

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
Employees and students will wear masks at all times in public spaces and when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Prescott College will supply each on-campus student and employee with one cloth PC branded mask.

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.

Physical Distancing
One of the best tools we have to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 is by keeping space between you and others. The virus can be spread by individuals before they know they are sick and for that reason, it is important to maintain distance from others. Physical distancing should be practiced by all, especially to help protect those who are at a higher risk of getting sick. When on campus, everyone should follow these physical distancing practices:

For more information regarding Physical Distancing please check out this
Physical Distancing information from the CDC.

  • Stay at least 6 feet from other people at all times
  • Do not attend gatherings or large events
  • Avoid physical contact with one another
  • Avoid anyone who appears to be sick

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.

CARES GRANT

The CARES Grant received by Prescott College for student grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. All students who received an initial grant, as well as any other student, enrolled in ground-based courses on March 13th, 2020 are 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 the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus.

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

CARES Grant Application

For details about past CARES Grant Funding
Reports
Click Here.

The most recent quarterly report on the
Institutional funds portion of the CARES
grant,
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.