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Seminole State Announces Plan For Phased Reopening For Fall 2020

Most classes will remain in online or remote format for Fall Term with limited exceptions.
 
SANFORD, Fla. (June 22, 2020) – Classes at Seminole State College of Florida will continue in online and remote format for Fall Term 2020, but a limited number of classes and services will be offered in person as part of the College’s plan for a phased reopening.
 
The College’s Safe Campus Reopening Task Force, representing all employee groups and the student body, presented the general recommendations to the Board of Trustees of Seminole State College during the Board’s June 15 virtual meeting. Recommendations were developed in consultation with employees, students, educational, medical and community partners.
 
Seminole State’s phased reopening plan will begin July 6. Classes for Fall Term will begin Aug. 24 as scheduled. According to the plan, aside from online and remote classes, essential classes and programs requiring a hands-on or face-to-face component – such as clock hour programs, studio courses, laboratories, clinicals, etc. – will be scheduled and run following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines for social distancing, hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning protocols. In addition, masks or cloth face coverings will be required for students, employees and visitors when inside any building on campus or when maintaining 6 feet of physical distance is not possible.
 
Seminole State’s reopening plan, which was developed following input from employees and students, takes into account every aspect of operations so that the College can open its campuses safely, maintain the health of its community and support students in reaching their academic goals.
 
The College has developed a reopening report, Raiders Return, which outlines the plan phases and precautions to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This report will be updated as more details become available. For more information on Seminole State’s phased reopening plan, visit seminolestate.edu/reopening.
 
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About Seminole State College of Florida: Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.  #SSC #GoStateGoFar 
 
Photos:
StopSpreadGerms_posters: Stop the Spread posters in English and Spanish are examples of the signage that will be posted throughout Seminole State’s campuses to create awareness and help maintain the health of the College community as Seminole State implements its reopening plan for Fall Term 2020.

E-Ann-McGee-Student-Center: The E. Ann McGee Student Center houses Student Services on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. As part of the College’s reopening plan for Fall Term, students who wish to receive assistance from Student Services staff in person will be encouraged to make appointments to ensure social distancing. Other safety measures, such as plexiglass or transparent screens and the use of masks or cloth face coverings, will also be in place.
 
Media Contacts: 
Kimberly Allen, 407.708.2272, allenk@seminolestate.edu  
Laura E. Richeson, APR, 407.616.8108, Laura@RichesonCommunications.com 

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