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Managing Smart: COVID-19 Protocols for Supervisors

Thursday, January 20, 2022  Since the New Year, we’ve seen an increase in COVID-19 cases on our Valencia College campuses due to the Omicron variant. To keep you up to date, here are our latest protocols. If your team members meet any of the following criteria, ask them to stay home and contact Valencia College’s […]

Free At-home COVID Tests Covered by Health Insurance and ...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 As of Saturday, January 15, 2022, most people with a health plan can now go online or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their insurance. This […]

Welcome Back for the Spring Semester!

Friday, January 7, 2022 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses We hope everyone enjoyed a restful Winter Break and took time to slow down and be present. As the spring semester starts, we have some updates and reminders about the continuing COVID-19 protocols. We are […]

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Tuesday January 4, 2022 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Institutional Planning and Development and Chief of Staff Happy New Year! On behalf of the Senior Team, we hope that each of you had a restful winter break. We are looking forward to starting our spring semester and write today with updates and reminders […]

An Update on COVID Protocols

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 A Message on behalf of the Senior Team from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Institutional Planning and Development and Chief of Staff Like many of you, our Senior Team continues to monitor the changing conditions around COVID in our community. As we near the end of the Fall 2021 semester and begin […]

#VaccinatedValencians Receive a Year’s Tuition,...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is one of the most effective ways we can protect ourselves and our community, and vaccination statistics show that 19- to 24-year-olds are among the least likely to be vaccinated. To encourage our students to roll up their sleeves and get the shot, Valencia is awarding […]

How the COVID-19 Case Management Team Determines a Quaran...

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Now that many of us have returned to campus, two of the top questions received by our COVID-19 case management team are, “what does close contact mean?” and “how do you determine who will be quarantined?” Learn the answers from COVID Case Manager Tanya Mahan below. “After the COVID-19 case management team learns […]

Introducing #VaccinatedValencians Student Incentive Program

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 To encourage Valencia College students to roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the College has launched the #VaccinatedValencians Student Incentive Program. For the fall semester, all Valencia students* will be entered in two drawings (Friday, October 1 and Friday, November 12, 2021). If their name is chosen** and […]

Ask Nurse Jessica: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Welcome to my monthly column, Ask Nurse Jessica. Since joining Valencia College as your full-time UnitedHealthcare (UHC) nurse liaison, I’ve received numerous questions about how I can help you and your family make better healthcare decisions, provide support and clarification on UHC benefits; demonstrate how […]

Where to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, August 2, 2021 The time to be vaccinated is today, and Valencia College’s Conditions to Reopen team strongly encourages you to do so as a measure to protect yourself and others. The COVID-19 vaccination prevents severe illness, hospitalizations and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, COVID-19 vaccines are now widely […]