FSCares Plan
Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

We will continue to monitor patterns, including the Delta and Omicron Variants, and could reconsider our practices to apply different guidelines at any time. Due to the nature of this ongoing pandemic, no refunds will be granted for tuition or for room and board if you leave the campus due to quarantine, or in the event of remote instruction, or any other similar events related to COVID-19.

Testing and Quarantine

Are you accepting antibodies tests for COVID-19 as part of the FSCares plan?

The school’s policy is that accepted tests only include Diagnostic or PCR test or Active Antigen Tests. At-home and Antibodies tests will not be accepted.

 

Why are you only regularly testing students who are not vaccinated?

CDC guidelines indicate that for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 surveillance testing is NOT necessary. Furthermore, CDC guidelines indicate that if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 surveillance testing is still necessary.
The College requires regular COVID-19 testing for all unvaccinated students and vaccinated students who have not uploaded their CDC card to the FSC Portal. Each student will be notified of the time and location of testing by email or text message.

All students who are symptomatic will need to be tested. If symptomatic please call 863.680.4305.
 

What do I do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?

Unvaccinated COVID-19 students who receive positive test results will be instructed to quarantine at home or at an off-College facility.

Students who receive a positive test result must quarantine for at least a 5-day period. Afterwards, the student may be cleared to return to normal campus activity. In case of fever, stay home until it resolves.
 

What if I test positive before coming back to campus?

Do not return to campus until you have followed the procedures in the FSCares plan and been cleared to return by campus officials. Here are the procedures:

Students who receive positive test results must quarantine for at least a 5-day period and then may be cleared to return to normal campus activity.

 

Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Required?

Our current policy does not require COVID-19 Vaccination or COVID-19 Booster shots.
 

How should I keep up with my classes during a quarantine?

Students will need to communicate with professors directly to establish a plan for keeping pace with course material and submission of assignments during the quarantine period. As with any absence from class, students are responsible for contacting all of their professors to make arrangements for keeping pace in courses. The same holds for students who have to quarantine.
 

Do international students need to quarantine before arriving on campus?

No. International students, like all residential and commuter students, will need to upload their COVID-19 Vaccination card to the FSC Portal or upload a negative COVID-19 test to the FSC Portal within seven days prior to arrival on campus.

However, if a student is traveling into the USA, they must adhere to all federal regulations concerning entering the country.
 

Should I still upload my CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card to the FSC Portal if my second dose isn’t until after the start of the Spring 2022 Semester?

Only upload your CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Card once you have been fully vaccinated. Until that time, follow the FSCares plan procedures for unvaccinated students. However, you may upload your complete vaccine card at any point in the semester once you are fully vaccinated. Getting a vaccine or uploading your card to the FSC Portal is your choice and is voluntary.
 

How do I check that my CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card is uploaded to the FSC Portal?

  1. Head to the health tab on the FSC Portal.
  2. Click on 'View Reports' in the Health Forms section.
  3. Locate your entry and confirm that the progress is at 100 percent.
If it is not at 100 percent, please upload your card again. Make sure the file is a PDF all the fields are complete, and hit the submit button.

 

If I have uploaded my CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card to the FSC Portal do I need to upload it again before I come to campus?

No.
 

Are you offering remote learning for Spring 2022 Semester

No. We will continue to monitor patterns and could reconsider our practices to apply different guidelines at any time. Due to the nature of this ongoing pandemic, no refunds will be granted for tuition or for room and board if you leave the campus due to quarantine, or in the event of remote instruction, or any other similar events related to COVID-19.
 

Will students have to acknowledge another Mocs Pledge?

Yes, residential students will have to acknowledge the Mocs Pledge before moving in, and commuter students will have to acknowledge the Mocs Pledge before the first day of classes. The pledge has been uploaded to the Health Tab on the FSC Portal.
 

Is the College’s plan legal under Florida law?

Yes.
 

Were residential areas cleaned over the summer break?

During the Winter Break, common areas of buildings and public restrooms are cleaned. The cleaning staff does not go into bedrooms or the private/suite restrooms to clean during breaks.
 

Are the antimicrobial air filters actually going to be changed?

The air filters are changed according to manufacturer recommendations.


Last updated: January 3, 2022