COVID-19 Update

PHSC is in Phase Three of the College Re-entry Plan. 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. 

7-Day Report: Week of April 4, 2021

PHSC COVID-19 Positive Cases
Staff 1
Students 3
Staff Cumulative 32
Student Cumulative 48
Cumulative Report: PHSC
PHSC COVID-19 Positive Cases
Week of Staff Student
Apr. 4 1 3
Mar. 28 1 1
Mar. 21 1 0
Mar. 14 0 0
Mar. 7** 0 1
Feb. 21 1 4
Feb. 14 1 3
Feb. 7 1 0
Jan. 31 1 6
Jan. 24 1 2
Jan. 17 3 1
Jan. 10 3 4
Jan. 3* 5 0
Dec. 13 0 1
Dec. 6 0 3
Nov. 29 1 2
Nov. 22 2 2
Nov. 15 1 1
Nov. 8 1 6
Nov. 1 1 6
Oct. 25 0 0
Oct. 18 0 1
Oct. 11 1 2
Oct. 4 0 1
Sept. 27 0 0
Sept. 20 0 1
Sept. 13 0 0
Sept. 6 0 1
Aug. 30 2 1
Aug. 23 2 0
Aug. 16 1 0
Aug. 9 0 0
Aug. 3 0 0

*Winter break for staff included weeks of Dec. 20 and 27; student winter break also included week of Jan. 3.

**Spring break for staff and students included week of March 1-5.

For reliable, up-to-date, local, regional, statewide and national information on COVID-19, go to the Links On this Page for the following websites:

  • Florida Department of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • World Health Organization

Spring Term 2021 Learning Options

Learning Options

The safety, health and well-being of the campus community will always be PHSC’s highest priority. Strategies are in place to continuously monitor changing healthcare issues and related campus operations. As the pandemic continues to evolve, college administration will determine if or when operational changes may be required.

Selected classes will be meeting face-to-face while many classes will be virtual—online, remote or hybrid.

Description of Modalities

  • Face to Face—the course meets on campus on the days and times listed in the schedule. Hybrid/Seated - the course meets on campus on the day and time listed in the schedule. The remainder of the course is delivered with online assignments and activities. Students may need a webcam and microphone for this class.
  • Hybrid/Zoom—the course meets remotely on the day and time listed in the schedule by utilizing technology (Zoom) through Canvas. The remainder of the course is delivered with online assignments and activities. Students need a webcam and microphone for this class.
  • Remote/Zoom—the course meets remotely on the days and times listed in the schedule providing the benefits of face-to-face classes in a live, remote environment by utilizing technology (Zoom) through Canvas. Students need a webcam and microphone for this class.
  • Online—the course is available through Canvas any time throughout the semester offering a high level of flexibility; no set meeting schedule. Students may need a webcam and microphone for this class.

Spring Term 2021 Schedule

Spring Term II
Date Day Activity
Jan. 6 Wed. Purge for Unpaid Registrations
Jan. 11 Mon. Classes Begin; Drop/Add Begins
Jan. 18 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 19 Tues. Drop/Add Ends
Mar. 1-7 Mon. Spring Break
Apr. 2 Fri. Last Day for Withdrawal/Audit
May 3 Mon. Classes End
May 5 Wed. Commencement - virtual

College Operations

PHSC President COVID-19 Video Series

PHSC President Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., frequently produces video messages providing updates on College operations related to COVID-19 activity. View the latest video in the series on the COVID-19 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.