Taylor College 2020 Safety Guidelines for Return to Campus*

*Procedures are subject to change based on guidance and new rules

As a career school supporting essential service industries, Taylor College is committed to advancing our students' program completion safely. The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority. Taylor College has been working closely with healthcare experts to ensure necessary safety protocols and procedures are strictly in place in accordance with the Plan for Florida's Recovery. The campus has implemented strict safety protocols, and masks are required at all times while on campus.

As part of our safety efforts, the campus building has been professionally sanitized using a fogging system and thoroughly cleaned. The following onsite safety protocols and requirements are in accordance with the Plan for Florida's Recovery to protect students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

TC Safety Protocols

  • Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should not come on campus if they are not feeling well and/or have symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, chills, body aches, or loss of taste or smell.
  • Classes will be conducted at 50% capacity.
  • The campus building will have one dedicated entrance.
  • To enter the building, students, staff, faculty, and visitors must wear a surgical mask or reusable mask with filter to cover their mouth and nose.
    • Masks do not include bandanas, scarves, or single-layer t-shirt type materials.
    • Persons not already wearing a mask will be issued a mask and a paper bag in which to store the mask after use.
    • Masks must be worn at all times while in school.
    • Individuals may make their own mask using instructions provided by the CDC, but homemade masks must include a filter and not just a single layer of fabric alone: CDC: How to Make a Face Covering
  • Upon entering the building, students, staff, faculty, and visitors may have their temperature taken by the receptionist or other staff posted at the front of the building using a temporal/no-contact thermometer.
    • Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will not be permitted to enter the building.
  • Students may be asked the following question upon entry: Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (to include fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, chills, body aches, loss of taste/smell)?
  • Anyone developing symptoms while on campus will be immediately isolated and sent home; associated workspaces will be immediately cleaned.
  • Students with known exposure will be required to follow CDC/state of Florida quarantine guidelines
  • Students, staff, faculty, and visitors will employ social distancing (6 ft) as much as feasible in all areas of the building, including classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and common areas.
  • Students will use gloves as directed by instructor based on classroom activity.
  • Students in lab settings will wear face shields.
  • Students, staff, faculty, and visitors will have access to use hand sanitizer upon entry, in every classroom, and in public areas as needed.
  • Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should wash their hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap throughout the day.
  • Students must leave promptly at the conclusion of the class/lab session.
  • Workspaces will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and at the close of business each day.

The above guidelines were created in accordance with the Plan for Florida's Recovery.

For more information on the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 response, visit: Florida Department of Health.

June 29, 2020

Taylor College will be closed to the public from Monday, June 29th through Sunday, July 5th. Classes during this time will be conducted remotely via distance education. Administrative staff will be working remotely.

To reach someone at the campus please call (352) 245-4119.

March 25, 2020

On March 24, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed the State Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory to those who can work remotely urging them to do so. View this order here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-83.pdf

In addition, on March 21, 2020, the Florida State Surgeon General issued an emergency order regarding the substitution of remote live videoconferencing for didactic hours and simulation for all supervised clinical instruction hours required by any statute or rule. View this order here: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/pdf/DOH-EO-20-003.pdf

As a result, effective Friday March 27th, Taylor College will close the campus to all students and all educational activities will take place remotely.

Students are being contacted with further directions and are encouraged to check their email frequently for further updates. We will continue to provide campus updates on the coronavirus situation as we have them.

The health and safety of our students and campus community continues to be our top priority.

If you think that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever or other symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your medical provider for medical advice on next steps.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

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