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COVID-19 Monitoring and Response

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

For the health and safety of our College community during the 2022-2023 academic year, students and employees are asked to report their COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, and test results using the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. Remember, do not come to campus when ill or exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. Thanks for doing your part to keep Blue Ridge a safe environment for learning.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

Please be aware that masks are currently optional for all students, faculty, staff, vendors, contractors, and visitors to Blue Ridge Community College. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate this shifting situation.


COVID-19 Update: Fall Semester, 2022

Posted Aug 26, 2022- Each semester during the pandemic, Blue Ridge Community College has worked hard to create a safe and informed learning environment for our community. While we have experienced some relief from the pressures of COVID-19 in recent months, it is still a concern in our community with cases on the rise. As always, safety must be our highest priority, and we will continue to  help our students and employees be successful. Our College’s protocols have been developed in light of current CDC and health department guidance. If you are ill, please stay home, and your instructor or supervisor will be understanding and help you find solutions.

Please reference this helpful information page (PDF) on what to do if you are feeling sick or have been tested for COVID-19. Blue Ridge employees should read the updated employee guidance document located on the employee COVID-19 Information Center page at Insider.BlueRidge.edu.

To assist our students, employees, and community members in making informed decisions about their health, this recent COVID-19 guidance from the CDC has been summarized below:

On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) streamlined guidance relating to risk, protection of self and others, and actions to take when exposed, sick, or diagnosed with the virus. Their recommendations included:

    • Instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
    • Isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
      • Also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
        • If results are positive, follow CDC’s isolation recommendations.
        • If results are negative, you can end your isolation.
    • If you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home.  You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.
      • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
      • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
      • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
    • After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.

Read the full summary of CDC recommendations from August 11, 2022.


COVID-19 Case Dashboard

The dashboard is updated by no later than 11 a.m. every Friday.

Update: September 30, 2022; 8:55 a.m.

Cases by Campus:

September 23 – 29, 2022

  Students on Campus Employees on Campus Total
Henderson County Campus 2 0 2
Transylvania County Campus 0 0 0
Health Sciences Center 1 0 1
Total 3 0 3

Total COVID-19 Cases
at Blue Ridge Community College

January 1 – September 29, 2022

Group Number of Cases
Students on Campus 112
Employees on Campus 69
Total 181