Florida Poly working to move forward during COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University is working to develop plans to resume on-campus operations this fall. These will be presented during a June 23 meeting of the Florida Board of Governors.

Florida Polytechnic University is carefully and deliberately exploring the most effective strategies to move the University forward as our nation continues to grapple with a new normal in the face of COVID-19.

Florida Poly has been steadily working on a plan to resume on-campus operations this fall. It will be presented during a June 23 meeting of the Florida Board of Governors alongside the state’s other 11 public universities.

The University’s plan will be centered around four core elements: a healthy and safe campus, testing, tracing, and academic program delivery.

Although Florida Poly is currently quiet with remote summer instruction, a campus planning team and several reopening task forces are meeting diligently to address issues such as:

  • Future scenarios, including what the University may be able to expect and emerging best practices. Florida Poly will lean on its expert faculty to address problems associated with a return to on-campus operations.
  • The campus environment, including tracing strategies, personal protection, food on campus, student living, and student engagement.
  • The academic environment, including building populations, scheduling adjustments, labs, student computing resources, and course redesigns.

Although the planning process is moving quickly, the campus planning team and its subgroups will schedule open sessions to incorporate the thoughts and ideas of the entire Florida Poly community to achieve an innovative and flexible blueprint that allows continued focus on the University’s STEM mission while providing the safest environment possible.

Lydia Guzman
Director of Communications