JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Public Universities are set to reopen for the fall semester according to the State University System of Florida.
The Board of Governors will be developing guidelines next week to be given to universities. Universities will then present their individual plans to the Board of Governors at a board meeting in June.
“The task force is focusing on developing guidelines that will prioritize the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors as our institutions continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Syd Kitson, chair of the Board of Governors. “Our measured and thoughtful approach will be informed by science and medical professionals, and we are working hard to develop sound guidelines that enhance campus safety, as well as continue to meet the Board’s rigorous academic performance and student success goals.”
The University of North Florida sent out an alert saying they are coordinating very closely with local and state officials and the Florida Board of Governors on plans for reopening in Fall 2020. Remote work for staff and faculty will continue and only
UNF continues to coordinate very closely with local and state officials and the Florida Board of Governors on plans for reopening in fall 2020. Remote work will continue for UNF faculty and staff until further notice, and only essential personnel are allowed to come to campus.
Full Statement from UNF:
As local, state, and national leaders introduce plans to re-open the economy in phases over the coming weeks and months, UNF's leadership and COVID-19 Task Force have been developing similar plans to resume face-to-face instruction and other activities as soon as deemed appropriate.
As UNF has done at every stage of this crisis, the University will continue to prioritize the health and wellness of the Osprey community. Therefore, remote work will continue for UNF faculty and staff until further notice, and only essential personnel are allowed to come to campus. UNF employees should refer to the HR remote work website for the most updated guidelines and resources related to remote work.
If a visit to campus is necessary, employees should request supervisory approval, carry the campus authorization form at all times, and bring all required keys, swipe cards, IDs, etc. Those who visit campus are required to follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask, minimizing the number of surfaces you touch, maintaining a 6 foot distance from others, and washing hands frequently or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
UNF continues to coordinate very closely with local and state officials and the Florida Board of Governors on plans for reopening in fall 2020. This transition will be conducted thoughtfully and carefully with the health and wellness of returning students, faculty, and staff as the top priority. Updated information will be shared as plans evolve and are solidified."