Valencia College is proud to partner with Orlando Health’s Business Ready Taskforce on our Roadmap for Reopening plan. To help with the preparation for a phased approach to reopen our campuses, we have compiled and made available a variety of resource material and videos.
Remember that practicing physical distancing, washing hands frequently, wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth, using proper respiratory etiquette (coughing into elbows, sneezing into tissues that are promptly placed in the trash) and avoiding gatherings of people in close quarters are the best ways to reduce your chances of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to someone else.
Working together, we can have a safe and successful on-campus experience as we follow our Roadmap for Reopening plans.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. This group of viruses is responsible for the common cold as well as more severe illnesses like SARS and MERS. It is highly contagious and spreads by surface contact or respiratory droplets released when someone sneezes, coughs or talks.
Illness Reporting Guide
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.
Safety and Prevention Resources
Frequent and proper hand washing is an integral part of reducing the spread of the virus. Valencia is encouraging frequent hand washing and will have hand sanitizer available on campus for times when using soap and water is not available. Find resource material on proper and washing and its benefits, here.
Our Valencia College Facilities team is committed to providing clean and sanitized classrooms and common spaces on campus. The team will follow Orlando Health’s Business Ready Taskforce protocols to maintain a clean environment for working and learning. View the surface cleaning practices and guidelines that the Valencia Facilities team will follow.
Maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others will be essential for those coming on campus during Phase 2. This helps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Learn the importance of physical (social) distancing.
For Phase 2 of Valencia’s Roadmap for Reopening plans, face masks will be required for all who are working or learning on campus. Learn more about proper mask wearing in this video.
Socially Smart: Managing COVID
Keeping yourself and your family safe is a top priority. Learn how you can manage COVID-19 and help maintain a healthy environment as our communities gradually reopen.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the combination of getting vaccinated and following the CDC’s recommendations is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
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.
Learn about the process for illness reporting and contact-tracing, as well as a report of the most recent on campus positive COVID-19 cases.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The college’s coronavirus website is being updated with the latest, most relevant information. Please check the site regularly.