As we all work together to prioritize the health and safety of our Portland Bible College community, please review the following information for the start of the school year. We each have a part to play as we take responsibility for our own health and the health of our community. Coming together to have school in person is a privilege that we want to protect. Let’s all do our part to make this year great!

How we have prepared for you…

  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed around campus and at the entrance to every building.
  • Each classroom has disinfectant spray and paper towels available to use as needed.
  • Classroom and common area cleanings will now also include daily ozone fogging.
  • Classroom ventilation quality has been assessed and upgraded where needed.
  • Walkways have directional signs to keep the traffic flowing one direction.
  • Cafeteria seating has been adjusted so that chairs are 6 feet apart.
  • Lunch will now be served at 11:30am and 12:00pm. Students without 5th period classes will go to lunch at 11:30am.
  • Classes moved to larger rooms to accommodate physical distancing 
  • Consistent classroom seating arrangements to help facilitate contact tracing
  • Faculty will have face shields to create additional safety while prioritizing sound and visibility.
  • PBC will give each student one washable facemask. You are also welcome to wear your own face covering.

 How you can commit to helping create a healthy community…

  • Fill out the new Health Screening Form.
  • Monitor your symptoms of illness and isolate yourself if they occur.
  • Take your temperature daily before coming to classes. (Thermometers are available in each dorm for on campus students, and available in select locations for off-campus students).
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces.
  • Physically distance from those outside your dorm.
  • Follow PBC and Mannahouse safety guidelines and signage on and off campus.
  • Assist with contact tracing if you or someone you know becomes ill.
  • Inform PBC if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • Put the health of others ahead of your own convenience and preference.
  • Remain gracious and flexible as guidance may evolve.

Please follow these guidelines:

Face Coverings will be required…

  • Inside: In all buildings on campus.
  • Dorms: When you enter another dorm, but not in your own dorm.
  • Class: During class and between classes.
  • Cafeteria: In the cafeteria except while you are eating.
  • Outside: Outside when you are unable to stay 6 feet apart

Dorm Guidelines

  • In order to do our part to keep residents as safe and healthy as possible, no off-campus visitors are allowed to enter the dorms. This includes family, overnight guests, off-campus PBC students, etc. Note that this policy does not apply to move-in/move-out days.
  • Please take care to physically distance yourself in the dorms when possible, being aware that some students risk is higher than others.
  • Disinfect your room and doorknobs regularly and faithfully do your dorm duties.

Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in order to monitor yourself…

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • New loss of smell and taste
  • Nausea

How to properly wear and care for your facemask…

  • Always cover your nose and mouth with your mask.
  • Try not to touch your mask while wearing it.
  • Wash your reusable mask daily.
  • Clean your hands before applying your mask and when removing it.
  • Put disposable masks in the trash immediately after removal.

We ask that all students take great care on and off campus to follow our government guidelines for the health and safety of everyone. Remember we are all guardians of not only our own health, but of our fellow students, faculty and staff as well. We are praying for peace, grace and joy to be upon each of us!