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Barton Action Plan for COVID-19

As the world unites across borders to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 to protect the lives of those at risk, Barton Community College has identified a number of measures to do our part reduce the chance of exposure for students, faculty and staff and our community. Despite the challenging situation, Barton remains determined to continue to provide a high level of service and quality instruction. Haga clic aquí para español

Face coverings are recommended for those who are unvaccinated and cannot maintain social distancing.

CDC Guidelines

Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus for the latest updates and prevention. 

Opt Out Form

For those who opt out of being contacted regarding potential exposure but who may later recognize that they have likely been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, Barton expects that these individuals will voluntarily undergo a self-quarantine, so as to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 among our campus communities.

COVID-19 Opt Out Consent Form

Additional COVID-19 Information

Barton County Campus
Barton County Campus

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Quarantine Requirements

Please note that anyone arriving to Kansas from areas designated on the KDHE Travel & Exposure Isolation/Quarantine document are required to observe a 14 day quarantine. Please see the link above for specific locations as the KDHE can update these at any time. If arriving from outside of Kansas, please plan your travel dates accordingly. Students who have applied for housing on the Barton County/Great Bend campus will be provided information about mandatory quarantine for housing residents.  

Quarantine Locations

The Barton County Campus has identified two quarantine locations - one to house students who arrived early to address required KDHE quarantine for people entering Kansas from other locations and one to house any students who might be assigned to quarantine by the Health Department due to test results or exposure.

COVID-19 Information for Students in Residence Life

Residential students will undergo screening as part of the housing check-in and move-in process, and testing will be available on-site for those presenting with symptoms. Housing residents who have been vaccinated should bring a copy of their vaccination record (for Covid 19 and measles), as proof of vaccination will help the student avoid quarantine if it is determined the student has been exposed to these communicable diseases. 

Individuals arriving from countries or locations indicated on the KDHE Travel Related Quarantine list will quarantine in their assigned rooms.  They are not to attend practices, meetings, classes, etc. until testing is completed on day 7 of the quarantine period. Beginning on Saturday, August 14, quarantined students will pick up prepared take-out meals from the cafeteria service door during their quarantine. 

Students and parents should consider wearing a face mask in the Student Union while going through the check-in process as there will be a large amount of people in the indoor space, at times with considerable wait-time.

Students should also review the COVID-19 Housing Booklet for guidance on monitoring symptoms and reviewing quarantine requirements. 

This booklet also contains information and methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from the following organizations:

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization

Health Screenings

Students and employees are encouraged to attend to their own personal health status by way of daily self-assessment for symptoms of illness. Those experiencing symptoms of illness should stay home, limit contact with others, and consider seeking assessement by a health care provider. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Currently, masks or other face coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals when social distancing cannot be maintained for students, employees, and visitors at the Barton County/Great Bend campus.

Student Information

Classroom and Course Adjustments

Our first and foremost priority is your health and safety and that of everyone in this learning community; therefore, face to face courses have been adjusted to comply with social distancing requirements. What this means is that in order to accommodate space limitations, a reduced number of students will attend classes in person while remaining class members will attend via Zoom (Fuzion classes). There will also be some instances where all students will attend class via zoom (LiveOnline classes). This delivery arrangement does not alter the content of your classes, the instructor or the scheduled meeting time. If you have questions about whether or not your enrollment has shifted from in person attendance to zoom, please contact advisement@bartonccc.edu or (800) 748-7594 ext. 225.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center will remain open providing needing child care services for faculty, staff, students, and community members. Child Development Center Director Graham is monitoring any directives that may come from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the State of Kansas in terms of their licensing. The Child Development Center has already been communicating with parents related to steps they are taking to maintain a healthy environment, which are in line with their typical cleaning, sanitizing, and hygiene practices. 

Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley Campuses
Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley Campuses

Office Operations

Ft. Leavenworth: The office is currently open for appointments only. At this time, the office is minimally staffed and will not return to normal operations until further notice. For questions regarding this, please contact Erika Jenkins-Moss at mosse@bartonccc.edu.

Ft. Riley: Students wanting to visit our office must enter Bld 211 on the west side (at the handicap ramp entrance near the education center) to sign in. A facemask must be worn when entering the building and for the entirety of your visit. No children under 14 years of age allowed in the building. For questions regarding this, please contact Abby Kujath at kujatha@bartonccc.edu.

Barton-Issued Textbooks

Ft. Leavenworth: Students may return books to the office by appointment only. Charges will be added to students’ accounts at the conclusion of each cycle for any outstanding textbooks. For questions regarding this, please contact Erika Jenkins-Moss at mosse@bartonccc.edu.

Ft. Riley: Students may return books to the office. Charges will be added to students’ accounts at the conclusion of each cycle for any outstanding textbooks. For questions regarding this, please contact Abby Kujath at kujatha@bartonccc.edu.

Delivery Mode for Classes

Fall Courses: All programs listed below are offered in a Fuzion or LiveOnline delivery mode (Students and instructors meet during specified course meeting time with a portion of students meeting in-person and a portion meeting via zoom). View a schedule of the selected program for details.

Fort Leavenworth College Program Cycle 5: August 10-October 2, 2020 Fort Leavenworth College Program Cycle 1: October 19-December 18, 2020
Fort Leavenworth LSEC Cycle 7: September 21-October 30, 2020
Fort Leavenworth LSEC Cycle 1: November 5-December 18, 2020 Fort Leavenworth BSEP Cycle 7: October 19-November 16, 2020

Fort Riley College Program Cycle 5: August 10-October 2, 2020 Fort Riley College Program Cycle 1: October 19-December 18, 2020
Fort Riley LSEC Cycle 7: September 21-October 30, 2020 Fort Riley LSEC Cycle 1: November 5-December 18, 2020 Fort Riley BSEP Cycle 11: September 8-September 30, 2020
Fort Riley BSEP Cycle 1: October 13-November 4, 2020
Fort Riley BSEP Cycle 2: November 12-December 9, 2020

Enrollment

Fort Leavenworth: Students are able to enroll in upcoming cycles through their Barton Portals. For assistance with enrolling, call our office at (855) 509-3374 or email us at FLOfficeStaff@bartonccc.edu.

When enrolling for LSEC classes, students also need to register for classes in GoArmyEd to complete the registration process each cycle. For assistance with this, please contact the education center at (913) 684-2496 or send an email to usarmy.leavenworth.imcom-central.mbx.education@mail.mil. Please clearly indicate that you signed up with Barton and you need to complete your GoArmyEd enrollment. 

For expedited assistance you will need to provide your information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Last 4 of SSN or benefits number
  • Your phone number
  • What classes you are registering for as well as the start times

Fort Riley: Students are able to enroll in upcoming cycles through their Barton Portals. For assistance with enrolling, call our office at (785) 784-6606 or email us at fortriley@bartonccc.edu.

When enrolling for LSEC classes, students also need to register for classes in GoArmyEd to complete the registration process each cycle. For assistance with this, please go to the education center in Building 211 Custer Ave or send an email to usarmy.riley.imcom.mbx.education-service@mail.mil. Please clearly indicate that you signed up with Barton and you need to complete your GoArmyEd enrollment.

For expedited assistance you will need to provide your information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Last 4 of SSN or benefits number
  • Your phone number
  • What classes you are registering for as well as the start times

Tutoring Services

Fort Leavenworth Campus:

Accuplacer testing is available by appointment only on Monday and Wednesday 12-3 p.m., and Tuesday 1-4 p.m. To schedule an appointment for accuplacer testing contact Erika Jenkins-Moss by email at FLOfficeStaff@bartonccc.edu.

Fort Riley Campus:

The tutor center has returned to semi-normal operations and are open during their regular hours as posted below. The tutor center is located in Building 7656 Graves St, Room 15. To schedule an appointment for accuplacer testing call (785) 784-6606 ext. 763 or email FTRTutorCenter@bartonccc.edu.

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1900
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1500
Saturday 1100-1500
Sunday Closed
*Closed on Holidays*

Facemasks must be worn upon entering the building and for the entirety of your visit. For questions regarding services, please call the tutor center at 785-784-6606 ext. 763.

Graduation

Fort Leavenworth: Due to COVID-19, the combined Fort Leavenworth graduation ceremony (which was scheduled for Wednesday, June 10) was held virtually. Links to view the video are below:
Barton Fort Leavenworth Facebook
This year's ceremony can also be viewed at online.
Direct Facebook link

Fort Riley: Due to COVID-19, the combined Fort Riley graduation ceremony (which was scheduled for Thursday, August 27) has been postponed to June 2021. More information will follow when it becomes available.

To confirm your participation and/or should you have any questions, contact Megan Chambers via e-mail chambersm@bartonccc.edu or via phone (785) 784-6606 ext 709.

For students who are members of PTK and/or would like more information, contact Janet Balk at balkj@bartonccc.edu.

Health Guidelines and Mental Health Resources
Health Guidelines and Mental Health Resources

Helpful COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit the Kansas Department of Health website for the latest information on how to protect yourself, COVID-19 cases, and vaccination locations. 

Mental Health Resources

Barton Mental Health Counselor Jacquelyn Maser shares helpful resources and Tips for Managing Anxieties and Mental Health During Coronavirus Pandemic

Faculty, Staff & Student Travel Restrictions
Faculty, Staff & Student Travel Restrictions

Please review the KDHE Travel Related Quarantine list for the most updated travel restrictions.

International Travel:

  • All personal international travel is strongly discouraged (employees and students).

Out-of-State Travel:

  • On a case-by-case basis, trips may be approved based on a risk assessment of each individual trip.
  • Please contact one of the three Vice Presidents to report any planned out-of-state travel and/or to request a review of an upcoming trip.
  • All college-related, non-essential, air travel is prohibited.
  • All personal out-of-state travel and air travel is strongly discouraged (employees and students).

Returning or Arriving to Campus:

  • Employees who become ill during or upon returning from travel with virus-like symptoms will need to contact a health care provider as well as their supervisor and HR department for direction as soon as possible.
  • Employees returning from travel who do not exhibit virus-like symptoms must still contact their supervisor as well as HR department upon return and may be directed to remain away from the workplace for fourteen days to determine whether or not they have been exposed. The returning employee should work with his or her supervisor and HR to set appropriate telecommuting arrangements (if the position and requirements allow for this) or request leave time off from work.