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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our current policy does not require COVID-19 Vaccination or COVID-19 Booster shots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The air filters are changed according to manufacturer recommendations.
Last updated: January 3, 2022