Thanksgiving Break

Last Updated: 11/23/2020 12:00 AM
 

Valencia College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 29. The college and all services will open on Monday, Nov. 30, at 8 a.m.

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Illness Reporting and Contact Tracing

Exposure Alerts

Valencia College is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) to plan and prepare for a potential outbreak. We know that you may have questions about how the virus will impact the College. In an effort to foster open communication and transparency, we will continue to monitor the situation, provide updates on any confirmed COVID-19 cases and update both the employee and student FAQs as information and situations emerge.

 

Self-reporting and Exposure

What to Do if You Think You've Been Exposed and You Have Recently Been on a Valencia Campus or Location 

Valencia College is here to support you if you feel ill, test positive for COVID-19 or come in contact with someone who has tested positive. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you have been on a Valencia campus or location in the last week, contact Tanya Mahan, HR analyst and Valencia’s specially trained COVID-19 case manager at COVIDillness@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 3047. This is a crucial first step toward keeping our community safe and limiting the potential spread of the coronavirus.

 Illness Reporting and Contact Tracing

Testing Sites: 

Orange County   Osceola County

Feeling Ill?

If you are working or taking classes on campus, complete the Self-Checker on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Seek appropriate medical attention based on your results. If your results indicate that you need testing, contact Tanya Mahan, COVID-19 case manager at:

Phone: 407-299-5000, ext. 3047
Email: COVIDillness@valenciacollege.edu



When a Positive Test is Reported (for an individual who has recently been on a Valencia campus or location)


Once a confirmed case of COVID-19 is identified for an individual who has recently been on a Valencia campus or location, Valencia’s illness reporting and contact-tracing protocols will be initiated. Steps of the process include:

  • The person reporting a positive test will be asked several questions about recent activities to determine dates and locations of last on-campus activity, and who the individual may have been in contact with in the previous two days.
  • As a part of contact tracing, access to buildings and rooms may be determined using electronic swipe card records, login timestamps or other records such as timesheets. These may also be used to determine who else may have been in contact with the individual reporting their illness.
  • Potentially exposed individuals, including employees and students, will be contacted by the College. Designated contact tracers will ask about any symptoms. Campus Organizational Development and Human Resources team members will make the arrangements necessary to facilitate remote working, leave or other support for any employee who is asked to self-isolate as a precautionary measure.

 


What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis but are working or learning remotely and have not been on a Valencia campus or location.

Employees

For employees of Valencia College who are unable to continue working remotely due to illness: notify your supervisor that you are ill and unable to work. Your supervisor (with the support of the Organizational Development and Human Resources team, if needed) will work with you to determine next steps.

Students

For students who are unable to continue learning remotely due to illness: notify your instructor(s) that you are ill and unable to complete your assignments. Your instructor(s) will work with you (with the support of the dean, if needed) to support you.




 

Valencia College COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Report

Date Reported Campus Date Last on Campus Response
11/19/2020 West Campus 11/19/2020 Individual Isolated, no close contacts identified
11/19/2020 West Campus 11/10/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts on campus, potential contacts notified, facility sanitized
11/19/2020 West Campus 11/10/2020 Individual Isolated, no close contacts on campus, potential contacts notified, facility sanitized
11/19/2020 West Campus 11/05/2020 Individual Isolated, was on quarantine for previous close-contact
11/18/2020 West Campus 11/14/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts, potential contacts notified, facility sanitized
11/16/2020 East Campus 11/10/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts, potential contacts notified, facility sanitized
11/13/2020 West Campus 11/09/2020 Individual isolated, was on quarantine for close contact
11/13/2020 West Campus 11/09/2020 Individual isolated, was on quarantine for close contact
11/13/2020 West Campus 10/27/2020 Individual Isolated, was not on campus during infectious period
11/12/2020 East Campus 11/06/2020 Individual isolated, was on quarantine for previous close contact exposure
11/12/2020 Osceola Campus 11/05/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts, potential contacts notified, facility sanitized
11/09/2020 Osceola Campus 11/05/2020 Individual Isolated, was not on campus during infectious period
11/09/2020 Off-site Clinical Location 11/04/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified, facility notified
11/04/2020 West Campus 11/04/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, facility sanitized
11/02/2020 Downtown Campus 10/28/2020 Individual isolated
11/01/2020 East Campus 10/27/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, facility sanitized
10/29/2020 Fire Rescue Training Grounds 10/29/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, facility sanitized
10/28/2020 West Campus 10/22/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified, occupied space sanitized
10/22/2020 West Campus 10/19/2020 Individual Isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
10/20/2020 Poinciana Campus 10/15/2020 Individual isolated, was not on campus during infectious period
10/17/2020 Off-site Clinical Location 10/12/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, facility notified
10/16/2020 East Campus 10/06/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
10/15/2020 School of Public Safety 10/08/2020 Individual isolated; was on quarantine for previous close contact
10/13/2020 West Campus 10/03/2020 Individual Isolated, was not on campus during infectious period
10/11/2020 Partner Location 10/08/2020 Individual Isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, facility alerted
10/10/2020 West Campus 10/07/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
10/10/2020 West Campus 10/06/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
10/09/2020 East Campus 10/05/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
10/08/2020 School of Public Safety 10/07/2020 Individual isolated, class quarantined and program suspended for 14 days, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied spaces sanitized
10/06/2020 Osceola Campus 09/18/2020 Individual isolated, was on quarantine for close contact
10/05/2020 West Campus 09/29/2020 Individual Isolated, no close or potential contacts
10/02/2020 West Campus 09/22/2020 Individual Isolated, no close or potential contacts
09/28/2020 East Campus 09/24/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
09/25/2020 East Campus 09/21/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to monitor for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
09/24/2020 Off-site Clinical Location 09/21/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, facility notified
09/22/2020 District Office 09/15/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts or potential contacts on campus
09/18/2020 Downtown Campus 09/09/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, occupied spaces sanitized
09/17/2020 Downtown Campus 09/15/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, occupied spaces sanitized
09/15/2020 Osceola Campus 09/10/2020 Individual isolated, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, occupied spaces sanitized
08/28/2020 Downtown Campus 08/25/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
08/20/2020 Fire Training Facility 08/19/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, occupied space sanitized
08/03/2020 Osceola Campus 07/23/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
08/02/2020 District Office 07/30/2020 Individual isolated, no close contacts, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, facility sanitized
07/29/2020 Lake Nona Campus 07/13/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/29/2020 West Campus 07/20/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/24/2020 West Campus 07/20/2020 individual isolated, close contacts quarantined
07/20/2020 School of Public Safety 07/20/2020 Individual isolated, close contact notified, class quarantined, facilities santized
07/20/2020 Osceola Campus 06/25/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/18/2020 School of Public Safety 07/14/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/17/2020 West Campus 06/23/2020 Individual isolated, was on quarantine for close contact
07/16/2020 Osceola Campus 06/24/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/15/2020 School of Public Safety 07/14/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, facilities sanitized
07/11/2020 School of Public Safety 07/08/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, facilities sanitized
07/06/2020 East Campus 07/01/2020 Individual isolated, no close or potential contacts
07/03/2020 School of Public Safety 06/25/2020 Part of a quarantined cohort, individual isolated
07/01/2020 School of Public Safety 06/30/2020 Individual isolated, close contacts notified and quarantined, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, facilities sanitized
06/28/2020 School of Public Safety 06/25/2020 Individual isolated, class quarantined, potential contacts notified to watch for symptoms, facilities sanitized
06/25/2020 School of Public Safety 06/24/2020 Individual isolated, no other close or potential contacts, facilities sanitized
06/29/2020 East Campus 06/18/2020 Individual isolated, no other close or potential contacts
06/19/2020 Fire Training Facility 06/17/2020 Part of a quarantined cohort, individual isolated
06/19/2020 Fire Training Facility 06/14/2020 Individual isolated, class quarantined, facilities sanitized
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