In an attempt to help students continue to progress towards their degree and future career aspirations in a timely manner, the Florida Poly administration and faculty have approved a change in the current Grading and Withdrawal Policies for Spring 2020 courses.
As safety precautions are put in place for coronavirus, we have all been looking at Florida Poly as a safe haven.
Following the direction we received from the State University System today, Florida Poly will extend our remote-learning initiatives for the rest of the semester and develop an alternative schedule and/or method of holding commencement for the spring ceremony. On-campus and in-person ceremonies will not take place at the beginning of May. The university is working diligently to determine the next steps and provide further information. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these next steps. These are big decisions with far-reaching impact and we do not take this lightly. We will provide more information as soon as it's available.
For the safety and well-being of the Florida Poly community, and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Poly is encouraging all qualified employees to work from home for at least two weeks beginning Tuesday, March 17. This move will not only protect the health and safety of our entire University community, but our families, friends and Polk County as well.
The University continues taking significant steps to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the Polk County community from the ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak. It's important to remember that although the virus is in Florida, there have been no confirmed cases reported in Polk County, including at Florida Poly, that we are aware of at this time.
Your health and safety is our top priority and we have been working to ensure our campus environment is as safe and clean as possible. With that said, we need to communicate some very important announcements to you below.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit this webpage for resources and additional information. March 4, 3:30 p.m. Dear Florida Poly community, We continue to closely monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are taking steps to help keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Visit this webpage for resources and additional information. February 27, 5 p.m. Dear faculty and staff, The health and safety of our entire University community is our top priority. As spring break approaches, many of you may have plans to travel throughout the state, the nation, and the world for personal or professional reasons, or to visit with loved ones who have just returned from a trip. We urge everyone to take the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak seriously and take precautions to remain healthy and prevent the spread of disease.
Out of an abundance of caution, the University has decided to suspend ALL travel to China. This includes University-sponsored travel or any work-related trips to China. As we continue to monitor the Cononavirus, we will update you on any changes to this decision or if there are any other countries where it might become necessary to suspend travel.
The well-being of our students, faculty and staff is Florida Poly's top priority. We are monitoring updates related to the coronavirus, a serious respiratory illness that has caused more than 100 deaths in Asia.