University leaders begin planning for students, employees to return to campus

May 21, 2020
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I hope you’re doing well and are continuing to stay healthy during this time.  As you know, several dedicated teams have begun conversations and the necessary work to determine the best way for Florida Poly to operate this coming fall semester.  Led by the Provost’s office, those involved in these campus planning effort groups will work within a BoG Blueprint to develop our plan for the return of students to campus. The BoG will present that Blueprint next week.

In addition, I have named a task force, with representation from different departments across campus, to develop our plan for returning employees to an in-person working environment. This task force will begin working soon and will construct a plan for returning our employees to work using many different resources and guidelines.  The plan will be distributed to the leadership team for each department head to share with their teams.  We will seek input from all of our employees using this communication model. We want to make sure all your concerns and suggestions are heard.

With that said, we will continue in our current remote working environment until this plan is developed, vetted and we begin implementation.  I don’t have an exact timeframe on that yet, but I anticipate the process of bringing employees back to campus will start in July.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your supervisor.  And, as always, thank you for your hard work and dedication to keep Florida Poly moving forward through this challenging time.

Randy Avent

Lydia Guzman
Director of Communications