In-person classes are in full swing!
We did it! And we did it right.
As promised, PBC was able to provide in-person instruction at our Portland campus during the pandemic throughout the Fall 2020 term. Our student body, faculty and staff did an amazing job at managing the balance of faith and wisdom and we can now say that we successfully delivered on our commitment to our student body. And we’re coming back, in-person this Spring (January 20th)!
Our commitment to transformational in-person impartation and training will go on as it has for 53 years.
Due to the relative small size of our college population, the ample size of our campus, the maturity level of our student body and the commitment of our administration and staff, we continue to be well positioned to fulfill our commitment to offer in person instruction this Spring while prioritizing the health and safety of our school community. We also have the advantage of being located in Oregon which has had one of the lowest infection rates in the nation. Although we moved all our instruction to virtual delivery at the beginning of the pandemic, we did not close our campus and have successfully been able to test and implement safety protocols.
Our research of medically advised measures has guided our evolving plan to prioritize safety while still providing the highest quality classroom impartation that we are known for.
Following are some of the measures we have implemented and will continue to follow:
- Industry standard cleaning procedures
- Health screenings
- Physical distancing
- Daily temperature checks
- Face masks in common areas
- Classes moved to larger spaces for student distancing
- Appropriate food service protocols
- Personal hygiene protocols
- Special consideration for those with higher health risks
In addition, we will have contingencies in place in the event of exposure or infection which may include:
- COVID testing
- Contact tracing
- Self-isolation protocols and assistance
- Academic and personal support through isolation and/or illness
Our historically evident “student first” philosophy and practices have set the stage for us to confidently move into this next unprecedented season with a cautious optimism and thoughtful practical preparation. Even given these unusual times we are anticipating an unusually effective year.
Please refer to this page for updates and additional information as we navigate through this “new-normal”.
Due to the fast changing nature of the pandemic, we are adjusting and updating our policies and procedures as necessary. Visit this page for more detailed information for our Portland Campus.