UPDATE as of Thursday, July 2, 1:30 p.m.
Today we were notified of the first confirmed positive COVID-19 case on campus involving one of our student employees. This individual is isolating off campus, and has not been on campus since June 24.
The Escambia County Health Department has been consulted to ensure that appropriate steps are taken. Potentially exposed individuals were immediately notified and directed to quarantine. Areas where the individual has been in the past 7 days have been closed, and we have hired a company to sanitize. Activities and occupancy will be resumed in these areas after the sanitization is completed. We extend our care and support for all those involved.
Florida is still in the early part of Phase Two of the governor's "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step" plan, with no changes to the guidelines listed below since announced in early June.
Students may travel from CT, NJ, and NY for academic work, internships, sports training, and other programs conducted by PCC without a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Any individual traveling from Louisiana is no longer restricted or quarantined upon arrival into Florida. With these limitations lifted, students from these four states can attend PCC without limitation this summer and should begin planning to come for fall.
Small gatherings can increase from group limits of 10 to 50 persons with social distancing protocols allowing the return of limited student activities, shopping shuttles, local outings, etc.
Residence Halls currently remain at 50% capacity. All other buildings will continue to operate at 50% capacity while maintaining appropriate social distancing. These facilities include:
- Dining Facilities (Four Winds, Varsity, The Grille, Common Grounds)
- Recreational Facilities (Sports Center, Commons, Field House, Weight Rooms, Library)
At this time, plans for summer graduate courses on campus and for reopening in the fall are moving forward. In the coming weeks, we anticipate additional announcements from Governor DeSantis moving us further into phase two. PCC will continue to prioritize our college community's health and wellness by being deliberate and responsive in our plans.