Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Continuing Our Return to Campus
With the health and safety of the Seminole State community as our top priority, the College is continuing its return to campus in Spring 2021.
The health of our college community is our highest priority. College leaders are monitoring the situation and are taking proactive steps for protection and prevention. The College also has emergency operations plans and a procedure for communicable diseases already in place.
Seminole State is committed to providing accurate information and will share updates as needed. We encourage all members of our community to take their personal prevention seriously.
A Message from Seminole State President Dr. Georgia L. Lorenz
Dr. Lorenz thanks faculty, staff and students as we deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic and disruption to our daily lives and reminds the College community that we're all in this and learning together.
Gov. DeSantis' Executive Orders
Following the May 3 announcement of Executive Orders (EO-21-101 and EO-21-102) related to local COVID-19 ordinances, Seminole State received information from the Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor’s Office that EO-21-102 applies to city and county governments only and does not impact the FCS or K-12 institutions. EO-21-101 is applicable to the College; however, it is not effective until July 1. It is under review by the Reopening Task Force and does not require any immediate changes to our policies, procedures, etc. Seminole State continues to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). Employees, students and visitors should continue to wear masks or cloth face coverings, social distance and take other precautions as described in the Raiders Return plan.
Seminole County Mask/Face Coverings Order Update
Seminole County Executive Order 2021-020, requiring the use of social distancing and facial coverings was suspended as of Monday, May 3, 2021, in compliance with Gov. DeSantis' suspension of all local government mandates. As such, Seminole County no longer requires members of the public to wear facial coverings in public facilities, businesses, places of assembly, and locations providing personal services, such as salons and spas.
The governor’s order does not prevent individual businesses from instituting measures such as physical distancing, mask use and temperature screenings; therefore, the requirements for face masks or other protocols may remain in place at local or national businesses. County residents are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidance with respect to vaccinations, social distancing and mask use.
For more information, visit prepareseminole.org.
Emergency funding for eligible students
COVID Tracker Disclaimer
Seminole State asks students, faculty and staff to self-report any positive COVID-19 tests to the College, whether or not you have been, or plan to be, on our campuses. The numbers reflect the total number of positive employee and student COVID-19 tests reported during the posted time frame. If an employee or student does not report that they tested positive, the College would not know about the case, and it would not be included in the total. Numbers will be updated on a weekly basis.