Roadmap for Reopening

A Phased Approach to Reopening Our Campuses and Locations

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students and preserve the continuity of learning, Valencia College is planning a phased approach to reopening – following best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health agencies, and our planning partner, Orlando Health.

While plans are still being finalized, Valencia College is planning to offer the majority of our fall 2020 courses in an online modality, reserving face-to-face and mixed-mode sections for courses that are unable to be offered online. This approach allows us to focus on creating engaging and innovative online experiences while minimizing potential disruptions to teaching and learning in fall.

Over the next several weeks, additional details of what you can expect, and what we expect of you, while you are on campus will be released. All of the latest information about our COVID-19 response can be found on this site.

Roadmap for Reopening

This document contains the four phases of our reopening plan and considerations for each phase.

Fall 2020 On-Campus Guidance

For faculty, staff and students who will be on a Valencia Campus this fall, please note the following expectations and prevention strategies.

  • Before coming to campus, faculty, staff and students must complete the Center for Disease Control and Prevent Self-Checker.
  • Face masks are required while on campus.
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet at all times.
  • Wash hands frequently when possible or use hand sanitizer.
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and seek medical attention if necessary.

During Phase 2, only staff involved with the safety, security, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities, faculty who are delivering classes on-site, and students enrolled in face-to-face courses should be on campus. All other employees and students should remain working and learning remotely.

Campus Access

Access to campus will be limited to employees designated to work on site and students who are enrolled in a face-to-face course at that campus location.

All other employees and students should continue working and learning remotely.



Roadmap for Reopening: Plans for Fall 2020

Phase 2 Plan Announcement

Valencia College President Dr. Sandy Shugart and Dr. Donald Plumley from Orlando Health




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