Prescott College is committed to creating a safe learning community. Utilizing guidance from theCDC, government agencies, and the college’s Guiding Principles, we have implemented a number of initiatives to keep our community safe. We are all in this together and ask for your commitment to doing your part in reducing the potential spread of COVID-19.
Prescott College is asking community members to exercise certain precautions prior to arriving on campus including some of the following steps.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Prescott College requires all on-campus students, faculty and staff 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
Individuals may request an exemption for medical reasons associated with a health condition or for sincerely held religious beliefs. An individual requesting an exemption must follow the steps below.
Medical: Individuals requesting a medical exemption must present documentation from their health care provider of a medical condition that is in conflict with the vaccination requirement. Employees will direct this request to Susan Krause in human resources email@example.com and students will direct requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious:Individuals requesting an exemption based on a sincerely held religious belief that precludes them from receiving the vaccine must submit the Request for Religious Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination form. Employees will direct this form to Human Resources @ email@example.com and students will direct this form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: no exemption will be made based on an employee’s philosophical or political objection to receiving the vaccine.
Individuals with an approved exemption may be required to comply with additional COVID-19 protocols and other preventive requirements as specified in the exemption approval and updates to the Prescott College COVID-19 website. In the event of an outbreak on or near campus, individuals holding exemptions may be excluded from all campus facilities and activities, for their protection, until the outbreak is declared to be over.
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. We will continue to update our website with protocols and announcements as we continue to navigate this dynamic situation. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kristine Preziosi at email@example.com.
Take steps to limit your exposure to COVID-19 for 14 days prior to arrival
Frequent hand washing
Monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms
Important Considerations Do not travel to Prescott College if you have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), have in the past 14 days been in close contact with someone suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19, or if you are confirmed or suspected as having COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Traveling to Prescott Arizona
Wash your hands often
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Keep six feet of distance from others
Wear a mask when in public
Carry and use sanitizing wipes to clean surfaces you come in contact with
Cover coughs and sneezes
Avoid dine-in restaurants and large gatherings
*All students will be required to complete daily self -screening and temperature checks upon arrival.
Returning to Work
As additional on-campus services and functions become essential to prepare for the return of on-campus students, plans for additional on-campus essential workers will be approved and communicated by Senior Leadership Team members with input from supervisors.
Employees who are high riskor live with someone who is high risk may request accommodations. To request accommodations please contact Susan Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees working on campus must complete the daily Self-screening Assessment before coming to work on campus each day. If an employee answers "yes" to any of the questions, the employee must not come to campus and must contact their supervisor. If you have had direct 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.
In building and public spaces, employees are required to wear face masks. Masks are not required when working alone in private offices. Prescott College will provide one PC branded face cloths to each on-campus employee.
How to Request An Accommodation
Contact your doctor for an office visit and request a note indicating the type of accommodation recommended.
Contact Human Resources (email@example.com) or call 928-350-4202. You will need to provide medical documentation by email or drop it off at the HR office in the Cottonwood Building. Be sure to place it in an envelope for confidentiality.
How to Request Paid Leave and Short-term Medical Leave
Provide Human Resources with a doctor’s note that you are under care for COVID-19 infection (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Human Resources will forward the Short-term Disability claim form upon receipt of the Medical Leave of Absence request. Complete this form and return.
How to File a Worker's Compensation Request
If you believe you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus or been infected while at work you or your supervisor must complete an Incident Report.
Visit the NextCare Urgent Care (Willow Creek & Green Lane) at (928) 443-5103. This is the preferred provider by our Worker's Comp insurer or call the Nurse Hotline provided by the worker’s comp insurance company (powered by Medcor) at 844-322-4662. This phone number is available 24/7 and Medcor will be able to provide urgent care options in the area.
Contact Human Resources and submit an employee Self-report form.
Prepare a list of names for anyone you have had close contact with on campus with in the last 2 weeks. (The CDC defines "close contact" as someone who was within 6 ft of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset.) Human Resources will perform contact tracing for the Prescott College Community.
COVID Self Report Form
Prescott College Faculty and Staff, please refer to this page frequently for the latest updates regarding the handling of the COVID-19 virus. If you are experiencing any symptoms related to the virus, please fill out the Self Report Form.
Students for housing contact:email@example.com or call 928-771-0308