3/17/20

We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor and provide updates regarding the COVID 19 situation, as we have had numerous discussions and conference calls about this significant challenge. Per Governor DeSantis this evening, all colleges in the state of Florida will move immediately to online learning for the rest of the Spring Semester. FGC will resume its Spring Semester on Monday, March 30, 2020 with classes online. There will be no face-to-face classes at this time. For those students in clock hour programs or technologies, you will be contacted by your Department Coordinators and Faculty in those programs with more information on how your classes will be handled.

All campus events are canceled for the remainder of the Spring semester. In addition, unfortunately we will be postponing Spring graduation. The new commencement date has not been determined, but will be considered as we monitor the situation. If you have ordered a cap and gown, we will be working on refunding your money in the coming weeks.

Many of you have expressed questions regarding scheduled on-site testing. At this time, on-site testing is not possible, but we are working on a solution that will allow for future proctored testing.

Please continue to check the FGC website and your wolves email account for the latest developments and information. We will update the FGC website with additional information later this week. We know the importance of your education and how challenging this time is for everyone, and we are with you every step.

Thank you,

President Barrett


3/13/20

Florida Gateway College is taking every precaution in regards to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, therefore we will be extending spring break for one week, through Sunday, March 29th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30th. Nursing students should check with their nursing faculty regarding academic engagement during this period of time.

In order to allow time for completion of your spring courses, we will be adjusting the end of Spring term date from April 27th to May 4th. We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact to our students, as your health and safety is our greatest concern.

We will provide an update midweek next week (around March 18th) with any changes or updates. We also encourage you to check our website for any updates or additional information that is specifically FGC related.

President Barrett


3/12/20

We continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COViD-19) situation and its impact to our students. Florida Gateway College (FGC) will be on Spring Break starting on Friday, March 13, 2020 and plans on re-opening on Monday, March 23, 2020. All classes and offices will be closed during spring break and we anticipate opening as scheduled on March 23, 2020.

We continue to encourage you to utilize the following websites for health related information:

We also encourage you to check our website for any updates or additional information that is specifically FGC related. All current students and staff will also receive updates via their FGC email accounts and through text messaging if necessary.

President Barrett


3/9/20

Florida Gateway College continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our students is our highest priority as college leadership work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information. We will continue to update this website as changes occur and notify our students and faculty/staff through our protocols.

As we near a much-anticipated spring break, we know many of our students and faculty/staff are planning to travel for rest, relaxation or recreation. Travel is currently prohibited by the U.S. government to any countries at a Level 3 or Level 4 risk assessment. As of today, these include China, Italy, Iran and South Korea. However, the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus is fluid; any country could become a Level 3 country at any time, including while you are visiting.  If that should occur while you are in the country, understand that:

  • You could find it difficult to access health care services or to acquire health-related supplies.
  • You could find it difficult to secure transportation out of the country.
  • You could be subject to local quarantine in the country you are visiting.
  • You could be subject to U.S. quarantine upon your return.
  • You could be asked to self-isolate before returning to campus.

For health related information please refer to the following resources for up-to-date information, and use your best judgment before traveling:

Stay safe and healthy over the Spring Break and I will see each of you back on campus on Monday, March 23, 2020.

President Barrett

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