Illness Reporting and Contact Tracing
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.
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. Download this Illness Reporting and Contact Tracing Quick Reference Guide for detailed reporting and contact-tracing protocols.
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.
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.
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
Daily Health Assessment
Faculty, staff and students who are working or learning on-site are required to conduct a daily health assessment prior to reporting to campus.
Remote Working Resources
OIT support and employee resources for Valencia College employees. Knowledge base articles, Canvas help and Faculty and Staff Support.
Roadmap for Reopening
A phased approach to reopening our campuses and locations.