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Valencia College Updates Quarantine Guidance for...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Valencia College has updated its quarantine guidance for individuals working or taking classes on campus who have been exposed to COVID-19 to better align with updates recently made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as with recommendations made by Orlando Health, our health partner. The official quarantine time continues to […]

2020 in Review: Corona-what? A New Virus on the Horizon

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Oh, 2020. We had such high hopes for our new decade. And then just after we put away our New Year’s hats and noisemakers, we learned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified […]

2020 in Review: Campuses Close Due to COVID-19

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 We departed campus for Spring Break with happy thoughts of sun, fun and relaxation. However, for many, especially our leadership team, Spring Break was far from relaxing due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, just part-way through the break, College President Sandy Shugart sent an urgent message […]

2020 in Review: A Roadmap for Reopening

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 As we continued to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students and preserve the continuity of learning, Valencia College planned a phased approach to reopening — the Roadmap for Reopening — following best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health agencies, and our […]

International Travel May Require a Quarantine Upon Return

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 As the holidays approach, traveling may be a part of your plans. If so, and your plans include international travel, you may be required to use your leave to quarantine before you return to campus. Consider the following as you plan winter break travel: If you are traveling internationally: Please note that […]

Know Before You Go: Tips to Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 This year, COVID-19 has changed the way we work, learn and holiday — and this Thanksgiving is no exception. As we enter flu season and with coronavirus cases on the rise, it is very important to prioritize your health and safety during this holiday season. Valencia College will be closed next week […]

College Update: Phase 2, Spring Break and Veteran’s Day P...

Friday, October 23, 2020 A Special Message From Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President More than six months ago, we made the decision to move to a remote work and learning environment due to the growing concerns and impact of COVID-19. Initially, we thought these new arrangements would last for a few weeks and that we would be able […]

College Volunteers Help Loews Hotels Employees...

Thursday, October 8, 2020 A team of Valencia College volunteers, including members of the Division of Global, Professional and Continuing Education, assisted current and former Loews Hotels employees affected by the pandemic by providing information sessions regarding training opportunities available at Valencia College. These training opportunities for students are paid for by Cares Act funds […]

Join the Community-wide Conversation on 2020 Challenges

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Valencia College will join the Central Florida Foundation to host the second annual Table Talk, a community-wide conversation addressing the challenges of 2020 on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Residents of Central Florida will gather virtually during all-day events to discuss these three questions: How has 2020 challenged and changed our community? What should […]

Student Sick in Class? The Faculty Member’s Role...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources You think a student in your in-person class may be ill or came in contact with someone who is ill. What should you do? As a faculty member, you play an important role in ensuring Valencia College’s protocols for illness reporting […]