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Return to Campus Information - Coronavirus-COVID-19

SCF Return to Campus Hotline: 941-752-5015 

SCF Return to Campus Plan (6/23/2020)

Florida Department of Education Return to Campus Resource

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS—Paid Sick Leave, Expanded Family and Medical Leave

SCF Students Financial Application for CARES Act 

Coronavirus Student Emergency Fund: 
A fund to help support SCF Students financially impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

SCF Bradenton and Venice Wireless Hot Spots


Campus Building Hours | Important Information for Students |
SCF Safety Precautions | Guidelines for Monitoring | Previous Updates

June 19, 2020 Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020 all SCF campuses will resume limited operations and be open to current students, prospective students, faculty and staff only.

Please review the helpful information below related to your return to campus:

SCF’s Return to Campus plan is based on the recommendations of the President’s Return to Campus Taskforce and the current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), Florida College System (FCS), local and state officials.

Please note registration for Summer flex start classes and the Fall 2020 semester is open with financial assistance available. Students registering for the Fall 2020 semester have the option to elect classes:

  • Online,
  • Go Live with SCF Online or
  • face-to-face on SCF’s Bradenton, Venice or Lakewood Ranch campuses.

To register for classes, please visit My.SCF.edu. For assistance with degree planning, please reach out to your advisor or visit SCF.edu/Advising.  For additional assistance, please contact our Student Solution Center via text at 941-787-5561, email at StudentSolutions@SCF.edu or visit SCF.edu/StudentSolutionCenter

Please continue to monitor all communications channels, including the College’s emergency alert system through email, telephone, text and this page for updates.

For questions, concerns, or additional information, please contact the Return to Campus Hotline at
941-752-5015.  

Thank you – we look forward to seeing you on campus and be well.

SCF

SCF Campus Building Hours

SCF Bradenton

On Campus Classes
Classroom Buildings Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Student Services (Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Advising), Building 1
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Academic Resource Center, Building 5
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Computer Access  
Virtual Tutoring: Contact the ARC at SCF.edu/ARC       

Library, Building 3
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ITS Bradenton Campus Help Desk, Building 6
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For additional support, email HelpDesk@SCF.edu or call 941-752-5357

The SCF Store (Bookstore), Building 14
Reopens Monday, June 29, 2020
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Food Bank
By appointment only. Contact SCF Public Safety at 941-752-5550.

SCF Lakewood Ranch

Support Services, Library (Medical Technology & Simulation Center)
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

On-Campus Classes
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays, as needed

ITS Bradenton Campus Help Desk, Building 6
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For additional support, email HelpDesk@SCF.edu or call 941-752-5357

Student Food Bank
By appointment only. Contact SCF Public Safety at 941-363-7155.

SCF Venice

On Campus Classes
Classroom Buildings Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.*
*Building #200 Monday and Wednesday until 10:30 p.m.

Student Services, Building 100
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Academic Resource Center, Building 400
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Computer Access
Virtual Tutoring: Contact the ARC at SCF.edu/ARC     

Library, Building 300
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ITS Bradenton Campus Help Desk, Building 6
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For additional support, email HelpDesk@SCF.edu or call 941-752-5357

The SCF Store (Bookstore), Building 500
Reopens Monday, June 29, 2020
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Student Food Bank
By appointment only. Contact SCF Public Safety at 941-408-1550.

Important Information for SCF Students

  • Students will be required to wear masks in all open access/common spaces where six feet of safe distancing may not be possible.
    • Disposable masks will be distributed to students in the entry areas of each open classroom building on June 25 and 26.
    • Any decorations on the material used to make or that are applied to the facemasks should not contain offensive language; drug, alcohol, or tobacco use; sexual images; or violent or racist images.
    • Students will be required to wear masks in all classrooms and instructional locations. Student non-compliance with this requirement will be treated the same as any other classroom Code of Conduct violation.
      • Face masks should only be removed in the classroom when manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to be worn in its place for specific coursework or operational requirements.
    • Students will continue to receive communications directly from their Instructor(s) via Canvas and/or their SCF Student email regarding their class schedules.  
    • Summer B term courses, which begin June 25, will be primarily delivered in an online or blended learning environment.  
    • The delivery of Fall semestercourses, which begin August 17, as scheduled. Classes will be delivered on campus, online and in blended format.   Continued monitoring of course enrollments, and adjustments to the fall schedule will be made as student enrollment demand dictates.

To register for classes, please visit My.SCF.edu. For assistance with degree planning, please reach out to your advisor or visit SCF.edu/Advising.  For additional assistance, please contact our Student Solution Center via text at 941-787-5561, email at StudentSolutions@SCF.edu or visit SCF.edu/StudentSolutionCenter

If you know of a student who wishes to apply and register at SCF, please have them visit SCF.edu/Apply or text 941-304-5443.

SCF Safety Precautions

The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. For the wellbeing and safety of all our faculty, staff and students as well as our community, and in alignment with the recommendations of the CDC, DOH, and local and state authorities, SCF will be implementing the following for Summer B:

  • Facilities will be recalculating the maximum capacity of each classroom/laboratory/instructional location using the square footage calculation/formula for maintaining six (6) feet of safe distancing between students.
  • Instructional and academic support locations (e.g. library computer labs and study spaces, the ARC, etc.) will be reconfigured to comply with CDC guidelines for safe distancing.

As we reopen the campuses, students and employees should follow the recommendations of the CDC and DOH, including:

  • Wearing a mask, to be provided by SCF, for face-to-face interactions and when you can’t social distance.
  • Do not host meetings or gatherings with groups larger than 10 people.
  • Practicing social distancing, maintaining a six-foot distance, if you must be around other individuals.
  • Conduct meetings or activities virtually.

In coordination with our local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Governor’s office, SCF is taking the following measures as a precaution for our College community: 

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning of highly touched surfaces with a disinfecting solution.
  • Encouraging regular, diligent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers, as well as proper preventative sneeze and cough etiquette on campus.

Please take the preventative actions and adhere to the common guidelines as it relates to any illness or the coronavirus.

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Monitor your symptoms.

Please see this helpful flier from the CDC related to handwashing and the use of alcohol-based sanitizer. 

Please see this helpful flier from the CDC related to stopping the spread of germs.

Guidelines for Monitoring

It is the responsibility of individuals to self-monitor their health every day. SCF will not track the health status or daily temperatures of all employees or students. If you are experiencing symptoms, do not go to campus, and report as directed.

  • If you have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or you are being tested after a suspected exposure to COVID-19, you are expected to self-isolate for 14 days or have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work whichever comes first.
  • Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 or report direct contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be requested to self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days.
  • Students who are self-isolating must contact Susan Walters (WalterS@SCF.edu) to advise of the situation.
  • SCF will work with faculty to provide options for the student to continue to complete their course work remotely during the quarantine period, therefore a withdrawal would not be necessary.
  • If the student becomes ill during the quarantine period, then the dean of students in conjunction with academic leadership will explore options with the student. COVID-19 related sick options require documentation from a health care provider as well as a release from the doctor stating the student can return to campus. Medical documentation should be directed to Susan Walters (walters@scf.edu).
  • If a student is twice removed from someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (ex. A student’s friend works with someone who tested positive for COVID-19), we ask the student to self-monitor and continue to come on campus.
  • Per CDC guidelines, self-isolation also is required for all individuals who have traveled abroad.
  • When a confirmed case has been on campus, SCF will immediately reach out to local public health officials. These officials will help SCF determine the appropriate subsequent course of action.

Additional Helpful information

For reliable, up-to-date information, visit:

Centerstone CareLine

It’s common to feel stressed or anxious during these challenging times. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress, fear and anxiety. The need for social distancing makes it harder to access our normal social supports. 

Being in contact with people who can relate to your experiences is comforting. Centerstone’s CareLine can help you learn about coping skills, find resources, and feel supported.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, the team at Centerstone is available to help.

Free and Confidential 24/7 CareLine: 941-782-4300

Manatee Health Department Health Line

The Manatee Health Department has set up the Manatee Health Line, a phone number that residents are asked to call first if they believe they may have coronavirus (COVID-19). The Manatee Health Line number is (941) 242-6649. Subject-matter experts are on duty 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Manatee residents who believe they may have COVID-19 are asked to call the Manatee Health Line before visiting health care providers.

The Department of Health runs a hotline that anyone who believes they may have coronavirus can call, as well. The number is (866) 779-6121 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

Florida COVID-19 Call Center

1-866-779-6121

Community Hope Line

Beginning April 14, social workers, chaplains and grief counselors are joining forces to help meet the emotional-health needs of our communities through this 24/7 service. The Community Hope Line number can be reached at 941-556-HOPE (4673), toll-free at 855-930-HOPE (4673)  or via email at communityhope@tidewell.org. The service is also available to Spanish-speaking callers. (La Línea de Esperanza para La Comunidad esta disponible en Español.)

June 11 Update: We continue to prepare for phase three of our Return to Campus plan that includes welcoming back students, faculty and staff on our campuses for our Summer B term and Fall semester per the current recommendations of the CDC, DOH, local and state officials.  Early next week, we will distribute our plan that communicates the many safeguards we are taking for your return and identifies resources and reference materials to help our College community during this ongoing transition. 

May 7 Update:  At SCF, we continue to take every precaution for the wellbeing and safety of all our students, faculty and staff in alignment with the recommendations of the CDC, DOH, and local and state authorities. With the expiration of the “Stay at Home” order, SCF will be reopening our campuses using a slow and gradual, phased approach that is flexible and sensitive to the needs of our College community. 

April 10 Update: On Friday, May 1, we will honor our Spring 2020 graduates with a virtual ceremony from 3-5 p.m., to be broadcast on Sarasota Community Radio WSLR, 96.5 FM and streamed live on the College’s Facebook page, facebook.com/StateCollegeOfFlorida. This will be a unique way of celebrating this milestone in our students’ journey and will include some traditional graduation ceremony elements and many that are not. Please monitor your SCF email and SCF's social media channels for more on this unique celebration.  View the announcement, May 1 SCF Spring 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony Announcement

March 20, 2020 Update: As we all adjust to this new and temporary environment, we wanted to reflect on how proud we are of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you to our resilient students who continue to exemplify what it is to be #SCFProud. You lead by example and demonstrate how grit and determination not only earns you a degree but carries you through the most trying situations. Our sincere gratitude to our faculty and staff who operationalized our institution to function virtually and transition to a 97% online learning environment within a week’s time. Your dedication to our students and their success is what makes SCF our community’s beloved state college and fulfills our vision to be the region’s first choice. Our team will continue to meet regularly to assess and communicate recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida College System (FCS) and other local authorities. In the interim, please practice social distancing, be well and know that we are here to support you.

March 17, 2020 Update: Our team continues to meet regularly to assess and communicate recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida College System (FCS) and other local authorities. Ongoing discussions regarding faculty and staff telecommuting, online instruction beyond April 3 and College events continue in the event we need to implement additional plans.

March 16, 2020 Update: We continue to prepare for the transition to an Online Learning environment, to the extent possible, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Please note ALL SCF Campuses are closed to students and the public today through Wednesday, March 18.  Only faculty and staff should be on campus to help us prepare for this transition. 

March 13, 2020 Update: For the wellbeing and safety of all our faculty, staff and students as well as our community, SCF will transition to an Online Learning environment, to the extent possible, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.

March 11, 2020 Update: Out of an abundance of caution, and for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we wanted to share that an individual has been excluded from College activities in accordance with the Department of Health (DOH) recommendations. Due to their possible contact with a person or items handled by a person who has since tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the individual is self-isolating for 14 days. It is important to note that the individual is currently well.  For the safety and privacy of our students, faculty and staff, SCF will not be disclosing any additional information.

Please continue to monitor all communications channels, including the College’s emergency alert system through email, telephone and text for updates.

For questions, concerns or additional information, please contact the Return to Campus Hotline at 941-752-5015.

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