Florida Tech Suspends Athletics Indefinitely, Face-to-Face Instruction Activities for Remainder of Term

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no classes the week of March 16

On Thursday, Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay, above, announced the immediate suspension of campus face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the Spring term. Florida Tech Athletics will also suspend all athletic activities indefinitely, effective immediately, as a result of the coronavirus threat. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Athletics will suspend all athletic activities indefinitely, effective immediately, as a result of the coronavirus threat.

On Thursday, Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay also announced the immediate suspension of campus face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the Spring term.

As the public health situation related to the coronavirus continues to unfold, Florida Tech announced steps to limit the spread of the virus.

This decision affects all of Florida Tech’s 18 varsity sports programs.

The suspension applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the health and safety of all who are essential to these activities.

Florida Tech and Florida Tech Athletics will convey additional information, when available, via their social media channels and FloridaTechSports.com.

The university continues to review and assess the coronavirus situation and its impact on Florida Tech.

There are no classes the week of March 16, and students are not required to return to campus at this time. The university will shift to online classes starting Monday, March 23.

All students, faculty and staff who need to self-quarantine should, 24 hours prior to their return, call the university hotline at 1-877-358-3240.

This will allow for both proper tracking of all students in this situation and for students living on campus to be assisted in finding a self-quarantine location. Students living off-campus should plan to self-quarantine at their residence.

HOW TO SELF-QUARANTINE

When under self-quarantine, you should remain in your residence for 14 consecutive days, avoiding contact with others. Monitor for symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. On-campus students may work with Dining Services at the start of their quarantine to establish food delivery options.

WHEN TO SEE A PROVIDER

If you have returned from any international travel or a cruise within the last 14 days and are presenting the symptoms listed above, or if you have been in close contact with someone who is presenting those symptoms and has recently traveled internationally or been on a cruise, you should contact the Brevard County Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 or the Florida Tech Holzer Health Center at 321-674-8078.

If medical attention is needed and coronavirus exposure is suspected, it is important to call ahead before visiting a health care provider, including the Holzer Health Center, to allow the provider to take proper steps to avoid further spread of COVID-19.

Holzer Health Center
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 321-674-8078

Holmes Regional Medical Center
After hours/weekend hospital care
1350 Hickory St. Melbourne, FL 32901
321-434-7000

Urgent care: Premier Urgent Care
6300 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 101, Melbourne, FL 32940
321-242-7425

As this situation unfolds, remember to stand at least 6-feet away from those you are interacting with while also practicing enhanced cleaning of surfaces touched by others and frequent handwashing.

We expect to resume campus face-to-face classes and full university operations starting with the Summer 2020 term.

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