Eastern Florida State College Emergency Management Team Releases COVID-19 Post-Spring Break Plan

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classes that have already been online throughout the semester will continue without interruption

In an email released to all faculty, staff, and students, the Eastern Florida State College Emergency Management Team announced Sunday that all EFSC locations will remain closed following Spring Break for students and will reopen on Monday, March 30.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In an email released to all faculty, staff, and students, the Eastern Florida State College Emergency Management Team announced that all EFSC locations will remain closed following Spring Break for students and will reopen on Monday, March 30.

However, classes that have already been online throughout the semester will continue without interruption on Monday, March 23.

Important details included:

During the week of March 23:

• Starting Monday, March 23, most face-to-face classes will be suspended until March 30 when they will resume online.

• Since some classes cannot be moved online for legal and regulatory reasons, special arrangements will be made and communicated to students by their instructors prior to the week of March 23.

• Students should go to the Canvas Learning Management System by March 30 to access their courses. Students who have not previously completed the required Canvas online orientation course should log in to myEFSC, select the Canvas icon and find PLT 6007 Canvas Orientation on their dashboard. The tuition-free course will familiarize students with the online learning environment and includes an assessment that must be completed with a score of 70% of higher to unlock access to course materials.

• For the week of March 23, employees are instructed to contact their direct supervisor in advance to determine what their working assignment will be effective Monday, March 23. Every effort will be made to allow employees to work remotely as much as possible while ensuring a smooth transition of courses to an online format. In some circumstances, certain employees may be asked to work from a campus location during this week.

• In addition, supervisors are directed to make plans for as many employees as practical to continue to work remotely throughout the rest of the Spring Term while keeping their service units open for operation. Some employees with positions that are not conducive to working remotely may be reassigned to other duties for the remainder of the Spring Term based on their regularly scheduled hours.

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During the week of March 30:

• Starting Monday, March 30, most face-to-face classes that have been suspended will resume online for the remainder of the Spring Term.

• Campus locations will reopen for student services and other college operations. However, students and employees are STRONGLY encouraged to interact with each other electronically or by phone to the highest degree possible.

Cancellations:

• All student and campus events are canceled for the remainder of the Spring Term which ends May 8.

• The Spring Commencement Ceremony, planned for May 14 is canceled. The cancellation will not impact students graduating and receiving their certificates or diplomas by mail if they meet all graduation requirements.

• All EFSC athletic activities are canceled until further notice.

• The King Center for the Performing Arts is closed until at least April 15. Further updates regarding the King Center will be forthcoming.

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Next Steps and Frequently Asked Questions:

The College’s Emergency Management Team continues to meet regularly to address this ever-changing circumstances and will work diligently to balance students’ ongoing needs with the health of all employees and community members.

Visit easternflorida.edu/go/update for the College’s latest COVID-19 plan update and links to Frequently Asked Questions for students and employees.

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