Dear Florida Tech community,
After months of planning and preparation, the academic year is upon us. New students are moving in this weekend with returning students arriving next week. The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have necessitated a range of adjustments and accommodations to maximize safety and instructional flexibility. Our entire university community—faculty, staff, students, and parents—have pulled together to meet this "new normal" with an attitude of collaboration and a spirit of partnership, keeping safety as the highest priority. I'm confident we're well-prepared for face-to-face instruction to resume Aug. 17.
This week the Pandemic Response Team, led by Senior Vice President of Student Life and Alumni Affairs Bino Campanini, hosted a livestream outlining our “Florida Tech Safe: Return to Learn” plan with team members highlighting key aspects designed to preserve everyone's health. I commend the hard work of all who have built and are executing this plan. If you didn't see the presentation, you may view it here: https://youtu.be/oqpvRxeFgOE.
Finally this week, I can report that we are aware of no new student, faculty, or staff COVID-19 cases within our university community. Let's all continue following social distancing measures, face covering recommendations, handwashing protocols, and other safety guidelines.
Thank you and I will continue to keep you informed.
T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO
The Florida Tech Safe plan has been activated and we look forward to seeing you.
You—and your health—are vital to Florida Tech and fulfilling our mission.
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