Broward College is currently in Action Plan 3 (AP3) of Broward College's Response Plan and Guidelines. We continue to monitor local and statewide situational data and may announce changes in response to developing conditions. We will announce any substantive changes via email advisories and update this webpage accordingly.

Last updated on September 30, 2021.

MASKS ON CAMPUS


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Masks are strongly recommended regardless of vaccination status.

REPORTING



Report positive tests:

Students: Report online

Employees: Email employee.covid19@broward.edu

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VACCINES


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Students and employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Learn more about vaccines

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Vaccine Incentives for Students and Employees

To further minimize risk, Broward College has also implemented a federally funded vaccine incentive program that will provide $250 to all Broward College students and employees who have not yet been vaccinated and choose to get vaccinated during the program dates 8/16/2021-10/23/2021.

To be eligible for the one-time payment, students and employees must complete a short questionnaire and provide proof they have received a final dose of the vaccine during the program dates. 

Student Vaccine Incentive Application

Broward College Employee Vaccine Incentive Program

Vaccinations doses received at any provider are eligible, onsite vaccine doses are not required to qualify.

The incentive program, made possible through Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), runs from August 16 to Saturday, October 23, 2021. Students will receive the $250 incentive payment via financial aid, unencumbered, and employees will receive a $250 incentive payment through payroll. 

Broward College on-site COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Schedule

  • Testing and Vaccinations for Broward College Students & Employees Only
  • Sites offer both the Moderna (2-Dose) and Johnson & Johnson (1-Dose) vaccines
  • Bring ID and a copy of your insurance card (there is no co-pay)
  • If you are uninsured you may still obtain testing and vaccination here at no cost

Monday

Central Campus
3501 Davie Rd.
Davie, FL 33314​

​Covid Testing & Vaccination:
Building 10, Room 115 & 115A ​

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday

North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Pkwy.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066​

Covid Testing & Vaccination:
Building 60, Room 207

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday

South Campus
7200 Pines Blvd​.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024​

Covid testing & Vaccination:
Building 65, Room 110​

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Resources and Procedures

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 let us know per the instructions outlined below. If you are unsure whether you have had close contact, or are uncertain whether you should get tested, or would like to find testing locations or information, please visit the CDC Self-Checker.

Students - Report positive COVID-19 tests using the Student COVID-19 Report Online Form. The College closely monitors and follows CDC guidelines. Once you submit your report using the link above, a team member will review your submitted form. You will then be contacted by your Student Dean’s Office by phone and/or email and provided additional information and resources that are available to students.

Employees - To report positive COVID-19 tests, self-isolation, or quarantine situations, employees should send an email to employee.covid19@broward.edu and also inform their supervisor. This mailbox is monitored by Talent and Culture, who will respond and provide information about the resources available to employees.

Vendors - BC staff who manage vendors onsite must communicate with their vendor partners that you want to know if any of their employees, who work onsite at any of our locations, test positive for COVID-19. When BC staff learn about a vendor with a positive COVID-19 test, then that staff member shall notify either the individual your department has designated for tracking their vendors or to Risk Management for further instruction.

Protocol After Reporting

After reporting your positive COVID-19 test or exposure to BC, you may be instructed to self-isolate based on your circumstances. The College follows CDC guidelines on when it is safe to be around others.

  • If you are tested and found to be positive for COVID-19 then you are instructed to self-isolate for a period of 10 days from the day you began feeling ill or experienced symptoms. If you are not symptomatic, then the 10 days will begin on the date of your positive test.  Negative tests are not required nor requested as per CDC guidance.
  • Employees should obtain clearance from the Talent and Culture department before reporting to their onsite work location. Students must obtain clearance from their Student Dean before reporting to any onsite location. These are general guidelines and you will receive more detailed instructions based on your case.
  • If you are working or learning remotely and are unable to continue working or learning remotely due to caring for yourself or another person due to COVID-19, please notify your supervisor or instructor. Employees can find resources on the Talent and Culture COVID-19 Resource page. There are many resources available to assist you through this difficult time.

The Florida Department of Health is conducting broad test tracking and contact tracing. For information on how the Florida Department of Health is performing contact tracing, click here.

Local COVID Vaccine and Positivity Rates and Broward College Self-Reported On-Campus Positive Case Statistics:

The charts below include self-reported positive cases for on-campus students, faculty/staff, and data reported by the State of Florida on positive case and vaccine rates.  The charts are updated weekly, typically on Mondays.  Confidentiality laws prevent us from identifying individuals.

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COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) via an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and are now available to those age 12 and older. Below are informative resources about the vaccines that are available:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - COVID-19 Vaccines

Florida Department of Health – COVID-19 Vaccines in Florida

Finding Vaccine Distribution Sites: The State of Florida is in charge of administering vaccines. This includes determining where vaccine sites will be located and who is eligible to receive a vaccine. You can find detailed information about where to find vaccines, how to make appointments, and who is eligible using the Florida Department of Health Website’s Vaccine Locator. 

In addition, Broward College will be hosting both vaccine and COVID-19 testing sites on our campuses this Fall. Our campus testing and vaccination locations and schedule are listed at the top of this webpage.

We would also like to address some of the questions you may have about how the vaccines will impact operations at Broward College.

 

  • Am I required to get the vaccine? In accordance with state law, Broward College is not requiring our students or employees get the vaccine. We highly encourage you to discuss the benefits/risks with your health care provider. Here is a link to the CDC Vaccine Information Website.

  • Will Broward College administer the vaccine? We have and will continue to seek opportunities to provide vaccination sites on our campuses for our students, staff, and faculty. We will communicate these opportunities via this website, Town Halls, or via email. When available the schedule of both vaccine and COVID-19 testing availability on-campus will be posted at the top of this webpage.
  • Do I have to pay for the vaccine? There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccines offered at Broward College campuses, however, you may be asked to provide a copy of your insurance (if you carry insurance). Whether you are insured or uninsured, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Providers are reimbursed either from the government or from your insurer. If you are insured, but don’t disclose so at the time your service is rendered, you may later receive a bill that you will then need to submit to your insurer for payment.

  • If I do receive the vaccine, do I still need to follow the social distancing, facemask, and other safety guidelines established to reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus? We strongly encourage the continued use of face masks. You will find our campuses will have signage, and other changes designed to foster social distancing. The CDC advises it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and washing hands often. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.
         
  • If I am exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, but I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to quarantine? No, if you are fully vaccinated and aren’t experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 then CDC does not require a quarantine period.

  • Am I allowed to disclose whether or not I have been vaccinated? That is your personal choice, but there is nothing else restricting you from sharing this information. State law, however, restricts how governmental entities and educational institutions can use certain information about vaccine status and other COVID-19 related data.

 

Broward College executive leadership identified the need to assemble a team of professionals in various areas of the College with the goal to develop a response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The Broward College COVID-19 Cross-Functional Team evaluated and reacted to the crisis with interim steps to be taken for the current students to complete the semester and serve as a recommending body for the response to the pandemic. Eight task forces were created to review and advice on a plan for the different areas of the College:

  • Safety, Security and Environmental Health
  • Talent and Culture
  • Facilities
  • Information Technology
  • Academic Affairs
  • Academic and Accessibility Resources
  • Student Services
  • Events

Broward College continues to work closely with public health officials at all levels to support the health and safety of the campus community. The Broward College COVID-19 Cross-Functional Team aligned its preparation and efforts with guidance from the United States Center for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health and local authority.

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN AND GUIDELINES

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN AND GUIDELINES SUMMARY 

In order to prioritize and protect in-person learning, only events focused on academic, co-curricular, and student engagement are being considered for approval at this time. 

Until further notice, all event ideas should be submitted to the campus Business Deans using the mailboxes noted below.

The College will continue to review events considering the environmental factors.  Environmental factors include, but are not limited to, local positivity rates, vaccination rates, as well as guidance from the state and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Safety Measures & Prevention

 

The COVID-19 Task Force is actively monitoring environmental factors and implementing layered prevention strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Environmental factors include, but aren’t limited to, local positivity rates, vaccination rates, and guidance from the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

  

Layered Prevention Strategies

 

Implementing and layering prevention strategies allows for multiple layers to continue to provide prevention when one or more layers are not fully available.  Informed by the CDC’s Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education and for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, along with guidance from the Florida Department of Health, our layered prevention strategies include:

 

  • Offering and promoting vaccination
  • Consistent and correct use of masks
  • Physical Distancing
  • Handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • Contact tracing with isolation and quarantine
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Maintaining healthy environments (with increased ventilation and cleaning)
  • Maintaining healthy operations (communications, supportive policies, and health equity)

Resources:

 

Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida provides direct-service programs to individuals in need of assistance. This includes benefits application assistance, access to our choice pantry, referrals for longer-term food assistance at a partner agency, and home delivery for qualified individuals.

Axis South Florida

Axis South Florida provides information on Farm Share food distributions in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Broward Schools Free and Reduced Meals

Starting April 27, the Broward district is offering meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at 51 school locations. Families are able to receive grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for multiple days.

Summer Break Spot – Free Meals for Kids

With Florida schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Nikki Fried, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness encourage families to take advantage of alternative school meals that may be offered at these locations. Find contact information for your local school district.

Enter your zip code to find the closest location and check the opening dates and hours to confirm the site is participating. You can also call 211 or text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location.

Christian Life Center

FREE LUNCHES For Kids Under 18

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thanks to their partnership with FLIPANY, bagged lunches are available at the Fort Lauderdale Campus (2699 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL). Volunteers will be outside the building as meals are handed out through vehicle windows. The limit is one per student.

The Broward County Feeding Initiative offers a location map and application, which provides locations of food distribution sites.

Additional Food and Nutrition Services for Students and Families.

For those who need assistance, the Florida Department of Health has a dedicated 24/7 call center for COVID-19 866-779-6121, or email covid-19@flhealth.gov.

CIGNA offers a 24/7 helpline at 866-912-1687. This resource is open to all, whether or not you are covered by CIGNA medical insurance.

 

Local Mental Health & Coping Resources

 

National Organizations

 

The College provides counseling services for its students and employees.

Students can receive free support through Henderson Student Counseling Services at 954-424-6916. 

To help manage stress, anxiety, and other life challenges, full-time employees and their households (all persons residing at their address), have access to free counseling through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can be found in the myCigna app or website, under the Coverage tab, or call 888-371-1125, and for anyone not having employee assistance program benefits through CIGNA, you may call the 24/7 helpline at 866-912-1687.

Cigna Resource: Coping With the Fear of Coronavirus

College-sponsored travel resumed on a limited basis as of June 25, 2021. Coordination and approvals should be addressed by department or program managers, and student club advisors. 

For those who are planning college-sponsored travel, review and share with participants the appropriate CDC travel guidance.

 

CDC Guidance on Domestic Travel During COVID-19

CDC Guidance on International Travel During COVID-19

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