COVID-19 Polices and Procedures 2021

COVID-19 pandemic is still of concern in our local communities, and around the world.

The college will not require the vaccine, but we are shifting away from managing community care and asking individuals to be responsible for their wellness. That means vaccination is still the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

All three vaccines are readily available in Tampa and vaccination will minimize disruption to your FC experience.

At this time, vaccinated individuals will not have to quarantine if exposed. The CDC recommends they self-monitor, get tested within three to five days, and wear a mask for 14 days unless they test negative. Unvaccinated individuals should quarantine if exposed. To confidentially notify FC of your vaccination status, you can upload your vaccination card here. We will continue to recommend quarantine for unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. This will be 10 days from exposure or seven days with a negative test. Students will be allowed to quarantine or isolate in their residence hall. We do not plan to provide housing accommodations for quarantine or isolation. In addition, faculty understand that students may need to miss class for quarantine or isolation, but courses this year are not necessarily designed for remote learning. This means students will be responsible for keeping up with their studies while away from class.

Vaccine and Quarantine Policy

The Covid-19 vaccine will not be required. However, according to CDC guidance, the vaccine exempts students from the need to quarantine if exposed. The vaccine and quarantine guidelines are below.

  • If you have been vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine (provided you do not get Covid yourself) …but you would have to show proof you have been vaccinated (not required, just recommended) in order not to quarantine.
  • If you can provide a recent antibodies positive test (within 3 months, per CDC), you do not have to quarantine (provided you do not get Covid yourself).
  • If you become exposed to Covid and cannot provide the above 2, according to CDC guidelines, you should quarantine for 10 days, or 7 days provided you receive a negative test result.
Face coverings are recommended at Florida College. Some professors may choose to require masks in their classrooms. This information will be communicated by the professor. Masks are optional in all other settings where they are not specifically required by a professor or event coordinator.
  • If you have been vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine (provided you do not get Covid yourself) …but you would have to show proof you have been vaccinated (not required, just recommended) in order not to quarantine.
  • If you can provide a recent antibodies positive test (within 3 months, per CDC), you do not have to quarantine (provided you do not get Covid yourself).
  • If you become exposed to Covid and cannot provide the above 2, according to CDC guidelines, you should quarantine for 10 days, or 7 days provided you receive a negative test result
  • If you test positive for Covid, you must isolate for 10 days.
Chapel will be face to face with regular seating adhered to. Masks are optional for chapel. The chapel time frame will be kept to under 15 minutes per CDC recommendations on exposure.
No. Classrooms will be at normal capacity with face-to-face instruction. The CDC recommends 6 ft distancing, where possible, to help prevent exposure.
Yes, a nurse is reserved on staff and will coordinate with the Dean of Student’s Office.

Vaccination Report Form

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