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Federal Government Offers Additional Free COVID Test Kits

Monday, May 23, 2022 Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free, at-home COVID-19 tests. Each order will include eight rapid antigen tests shipped for free by the United States Postal Service. Order your test kits here.

Sunsetting Our COVID-19 Protocols

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Institutional Planning and Development, and Chief of Staff   After more than two long years of living through the coronavirus pandemic, we have learned so much about our ability to innovate while working through change and uncertainty. Our resilience and commitment to learning, as we […]

University of Central Florida to Present Panel about...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Virtual and UCF Main Campus, John C. Hitt Library, Room 402 (12701 Pegasus Dr. Orlando, FL 32816) Valencia College is supporting a University of Central Florida (UCF) panel, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, called “The Global Pandemic of 2020-22: Historical Context […]

Quarantine Guidelines for Spring Break Travel

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 With Spring Break only a few weeks away, if you or your team members are planning to travel internationally, please keep our latest quarantine guidelines in mind. Currently, if you’re up to date* on your vaccinations, you do not need to quarantine and do not need to contact Valencia College’s COVID-19 case management […]

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

Friday, February 4, 2022 As of Saturday, January 15, 2022, most people with a health plan can 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 applies […]

Your Role in Reporting Student Illness

Thursday, January 27, 2022 With our Spring 2022 term underway, it is important to know what to do if a student reports feeling sick. If you think a student in your in-person class is sick, or if a student reports feeling ill, has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or has come in contact with someone who is […]

COVID Leave With Pay and Vaccination Leave Extended

Monday, January 24, 2022 To help keep our Valencia community safe and to support you as you care for yourself and your family during the pandemic, the College has extended its COVID leave with pay, as well as paid leave for COVID vaccinations. COVID Leave with Pay All active employees are eligible for leave with […]

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 […]

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 […]