Information for FSC Students, Faculty and Staff about COVID-19
With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading rapidly across the country, our goal of an 80 percent vaccination rate remains in effect as a way to keep our campus community safer. The College’s ability to meet the goals outlined in this plan depends on each member of the FSC community continuing to recognize that taking steps to reduce virus transmission is a shared responsibility. Improving the number of vaccinated members of our campus community improves safety, minimizes direct complications, and limits interruptions. Getting a vaccine or uploading your card to the Portal is your choice and is voluntary.
This plan is guided by local and state regulations and the Florida and Polk County Health Departments. A variety of guidance was reviewed from various sources including, but not limited to, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The American College Health Association (ACHA), The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, and College medical advisors, among others.
The plan is also guided by Senate Bill 2006, Florida Statue 768.38, and executive orders by the Governor of Florida.
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.
The College has created a special email address to answer your COVID-19 questions. Please email FSCares@FLSouthern.edu and a staff member will respond within 24 hours.