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Custodial Team Uses New Technology to Clean Campus

Thursday, August 6, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses The Custodial team on East Campus has been extremely busy during the last few months. Team members have been trained in procedures to disinfect the campus and clean COVID-contaminated areas while maintaining safety guidelines and Center for Disease Control […]

Thank You, Valencia Family, for Doing Your Part to Make...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Over the past two weeks, many of you shared photos of yourselves donning face masks, disinfecting surfaces and prepping the College for Phase 2 of our reopening. To watch a photo montage of Valencia employees doing their part to make our community safer, click on the video below. Thank you Valencians […]

Additional Options for Paid Leave During COVID-19

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources In March, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law and provides additional options for paid leave in response to COVID-19 through Thursday, December 31, 2020. The FFCRA makes available Emergency Paid Sick Leave  (EPSL), which provides up to two weeks […]

Drive-thru COVID Testing at Osceola Campus

Friday, July 24, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County will temporarily relocate its COVID-19 drive-thru testing operation from the Osceola Heritage Park to the Osceola Campus on Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, 2020. Parking lots C and D will be […]

How to Properly Wear a Mask

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Some people with COVID-19 don’t exhibit symptoms. These seemingly healthy individuals can spread the virus without even knowing they have it. To protect ourselves and each other, all employees, students and vendors on campus are required to wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose while indoors and outdoors, where […]

Do Your Part Valencia; Send Us Your Photos of How You’re...

Monday, July 20, 2020 As part of the #DoYourPartOrl campaign, we are calling on all Valencia employees to share pictures of what you’re doing to adhere to safe practices that show care and respect for others in our community. As a key part of keeping the coronavirus in check is wearing facial coverings, we invite you to […]

Roadmap for Reopening: Preparing the Workforce

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources As we move forward to implement Phase 2 operations, Valencia College has a plan to support employees who are returning to an on-site work location, ensuring a safe, smooth and successful transition for individuals, teams and the organization. In the spirit of collaboration, we formed four […]

Roadmap for Reopening: Illness Reporting and Contact Tracing

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources As we conduct our phased Roadmap for Reopening plan, minimizing health risks to the Valencia community remains the College’s top priority. Protecting our community from the coronavirus requires we establish and implement detailed reporting and contact-tracing protocols for individuals who are […]

Do Your Part Orlando; Make the Promise

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Valencia College has joined Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole County governments, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando and local businesses in the Safer, Stronger Together educational campaign to call on businesses and citizens to do their part by making a promise to adhere to safe practices to show care and respect for others in […]

Faculty and Staff Showcase Their Do-It-Yourself Projects

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses What hobbies have you taken up since the start of the pandemic in mid-March? Many of us have worked on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. From building a shed to painting a picture, many of these projects have been therapeutic and […]