COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020
The most recent update from PHSC President Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., was sent in a letter to Colleagues and Students on April 1, 2020. The letter comes in a response to Governor Ron DeSantis' order beginning midnight on Thursday, April 2, 2020, for Florida residents to stay at home except for trips or activities that are essential. In the letter, President Beard says, "Therefore, commencing Friday, April 3, 2020 PHSC employees will perform their duties remotely under the direction of their supervisors (from home or another alternative location), and all in-person student services remain suspended until further notice." View the complete communication in the April 1, 2020 President Letter to Students, Faculty and Staff.
Summer Term 2020 Schedule*
- Summer Term III
Term III Date Day May 14 Thur Purge for Unpaid Registrations May 21 Thur
Classes Begin; Drop/Add Begins
May 25 Mon Memorial Day Holiday May 27 Wed Drop/Add Ends June 18 Thur Last Day for Withdrawal/Audit July 30 Thur Classes End Aug 3 Mon Grades Due by 9 p.m.
- Summer Term IIIA
Term IIIA Date Day May 14 Thur Purge for Unpaid Registrations May 21 Thur
Classes Begin; Drop/Add Begins
May 25 Mon Memorial Day Holiday May 27 Wed Drop/Add Ends June 18 Thur Last Day for Withdrawal/Audit July 2 Thur Classes End July 6 Mon Grades Due by 9 p.m.
- Summer Term IIIB
Term IIIB Date Day May 14 Thur Purge for Unpaid Registrations July 6 Thur
Classes Begin; Drop/Add Begins
July 9 Thur Drop/Add Ends July 23 Thur Last Day for Withdrawal/Audit Aug 10 Mon Classes End Aug 11 Tue Grades Due by 9 p.m.
*The Term dates below are updated as of April 2, 2020 in response to COVID-19 activity.
Monitoring College Operations
To ensure that our campus environments remain safe and healthy, PHSC administration are closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus 2019 outbreak. We continue to work with local and state health departments and are following the latest state and federal guidelines. As new information becomes available regarding COVID-19 and college operations, we will update this site.
- Previous COVID-19 Updates
(March 27, 2020; 4 p.m.) Faculty and staff have been working to move all face-to-face courses online. Students moving to online instruction are encouraged to reach out to their instructors, advisors, and student leaders with concerns about changing from a face-to-face to online learning platform. Also, for encouragement, and updates, be sure to visit PHSC's social media channels. Today's featured video comes from Bob Bade, Ed.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Officer. Additionally, a Student Success Tools resource page is available.
(March 24, 2020; 2:00 p.m.) A letter from President Timothy L. Beard to Colleagues and Students outlined extensions and updates to upcoming terms and additional changes in college operations due to COVID-19.
(March 23, 2020; 6 p.m.) - The following are updates to college operations and student events and deadlines:
- TodayCare Children's Center at PHSC in New Port Richey is closing beginning March 24, 2020, until further notice.
- Nursing Pinning Ceremony previously scheduled for May 5, 2020, has been delayed until further notice.
- Spring 2020 Commencement previously scheduled for May 6, 2020 has been delayed until further notice.
- Deadline to apply to graduate has been extended to April 26, to get your name in the commencement program.
- Students moving from face-to-face to online classes beginning Monday, March 30 are encouraged to reach out to advisors or instructors with any concerns on moving to online instruction.
(March 18, 2020; 11:38 a.m.) - All PHSC face-to-face classes previously scheduled to move online on March 23, 2020 are delayed and will now begin on March 30, 2020. Online classes will continue until the end of the spring semester. Classes currently being taught online will continue as scheduled. All in-person student services are suspended at all five Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) campuses until at least April 15, 2020. Forcontinue to monitor college email, phsc.edu website, and social media channels.
- PHSC President COVID-19 Weekly Video Series
PHSC President Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., will produce a weekly video message providing an update on College operations related to COVID-19 activity. View the latest video in the series above, or view Dr. Beard's COVID-19 Weekly Updates playlist on Youtube.
- Student and Employee Travel
Following guidance from Governor Ron DeSantis and State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, the Florida Department of Education has asked that colleges and universities request that all students and employees who return from any international destination or from a cruise self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days after their return. If you are a student returning from an international destination or cruise, please work directly with your faculty regarding any need to self-isolate. If you are an employee returning from an international destination or cruise, please work directly with your supervisor regarding any need to self-isolate.
- Protecting Yourself
While it’s unclear exactly how it’s transmitted, COVID-19 is thought to spread through person-to-person contact and through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms range from mild to serious and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Here are some tips from the CDC to reduce your chances of becoming ill:Wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the Coronavirus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
For reliable, up-to-date information on COVID-19, find links On this Page for the following websites: