SUMMER Term: Compass College will have a single 12-week session during the Summer 2022 semester. We continue to work diligently to promote a safe campus. The health and safety protocols that have been developed and implemented are intended to promote a safe environment for our entire campus community.
Compass College’s primary goal in its response to COVID-19 is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. Doing so protects the members of our own community as well as the members of the communities with which our students, faculty, and staff interact.
Vaccinate West Michigan: All Michigan residents age 16 and up are now eligible for the vaccine. The vaccine is the way to beat this virus, save lives and restore our economy.
Compass recommends but does not require that all members of the community wear a mask in public. The college continues to also recommend that members of the community maintain social distance and wash their hands regularly. Thanks for all you are doing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community.
We want you all to know that we care about your mental health as much as your physical health. Please reach out to Bill Kavan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ken Boersma (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns.
Personal Protection Equipment
Hand Washing + Sanitation
Social Distancing When Possible
Disinfection in our HVAC
Campus leadership is coming together across campus to:
Compass will be following the advice of the Kent County Health Department and the state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) when it comes to COVID-19 related guidelines. If COVID-19 cases are rising above certain thresholds in our community, Compass will respond with health-related guidelines that make sense (for instance, increased masking or surveillance testing).
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We can assist you with understanding isolation protocols if you test positive for COVID-19 or when and how long to self-quarantine if you are in close contact with someone else who tests positive. We can also help you with academic and public health concerns.
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a particular coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which emerged in 2019.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
The CDC considers all new viruses to be a public health concern. Compass recommends that all members of the campus community take appropriate steps to protect their health and safety.
COVID-19 causes flu-like symptoms which include:
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
Guiding Principles to Keep in Mind:
The more a person interacts with others, and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread in the community. Risk is also affected by factors such as background rates of infection in the community and individuals’ compliance with mitigation strategies, such as use of masking, social distancing, and hand hygiene.
The latest updates on risk assessment are available on the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.
Important Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 include:
Stay home to avoid potentially spreading the illness to others.
Inform Compass College of your concern over being exposed or infected.
Call ahead to your healthcare provider if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
Be sure to tell the person you speak to if you have had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.
If necessary, your healthcare provider will work with your public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Find FREE COVID-19 TESTING SITES here.
We encourage students to stay home if they’re not well. At this time, faculty are being flexible about deadlines and attendance expectations when it comes to absences due to health.
Compass College of Film and Media has received emergency relief funding from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to address financial issues encountered by colleges and universities and students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Education requires that institutions receiving these funds provide quarterly reports regarding the use of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) grants. These reports can be found below.