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Safer Saints

Flagler College Tallahassee Campus

We've teamed up with members of our campus to provide answers to questions you may have about our campus preparations for the fall. If you have a question not listed below, please email us at healthysaints@flagler.edu.

COVID Awareness

Will masks be required on-campus and inside the buildings?
  • Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals
  • Anyone who feels they need, or want to wear a mask, is more than welcome to do so.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will continue to be available for use on campus
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Will we be using the Healthy Saints Application?

We are currently developing alternative resources for individuals to aid in their personal symptom tracking. It is likely we will be moving away from using the Healthy Saints App.

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Is a negative COVID test required to return to campus?

We will not be requiring a negative Covid-19 test to return to campus.

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Academics

Will I have access to on-line/hybrid classes?
  • The College will resume face to face instructions for all courses with traditional occupancy in the classrooms.
  • There will be no online or hybrid courses
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What if I miss class(es) due to being out ill with COVID or other illness?
  • Absence policies and makeup work policies will be determined by your individual faculty members, as allowed in the College’s attendance policy in the Student Handbook
    • No specific COVID make-up/absence policy will be in place
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Residence Life

What will the occupancy be of the residence halls?

All residence halls will be at full occupancy based on each hall’s capacity.

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Can I have guests in my residence hall and room?

Guest policy as outlined in the student handbook

  • Flagler College students permitted to visit other students in the residence hall
  • Each resident is permitted two guests at one time
  • Non-Flagler College student guests must be registered and adhere to the policies outlined in the student handbook
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Are we separating vaccinated from unvaccinated students in the residence halls?

No. Students are not being separated nor identified based on vaccine status.

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Vaccinations

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required to come to campus?

Flagler College faculty, staff, and students are highly encouraged to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. The vaccines have proven highly effective and are readily available to everyone over the age of 12, at no cost.

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Why should I get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Benefits to being vaccinated include:

  • Protecting oneself from serious illness or hospitalization
  • Protecting the community by reducing the spread of the virus, thereby hindering its ability to mutate and exponentially spread
  • Allows the campus to resume face to face classes and in-person activities
  • Not having to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to a COVID positive individual
  • Not having to quarantine for 10 days after international travel
  • Not having to undergo surveillance testing, should the College adopt a surveillance testing program.
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I’m an international student, which vaccine should I get?

 

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Do I need to let the College know that I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Students are asked to voluntarily upload their WHO-approved COVID-19 immunization record into the health portal https://flagler.studenthealthportal.com/.

  • Students who do so are eligible for a free meal in either the Bistro, POD, or Dining Hall ($11 value)
  • Each student will be entered into a sweepstakes, with one student able to win a $300 credit in the Flagler College Bookstore or two students being able to win a $100 credit at Flagler’s Legacy.

Employees are asked to voluntarily upload their COVID-19 immunization record into Paycom by August 15.

  • Employees who do so will receive a $50 payment on their next paycheck.
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Will the College be tracking vaccine rates for both students and employees?
  • The College will continually track the vaccination levels of the campus community, as well as the surrounding community, as available.
  • Plans for the fall are predicated on everyone being vaccinated, who is able. It’s up to everyone to do their part so Flagler College can return to a vibrant campus community.
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Where can I get vaccinated if I have not done so?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and can be obtained at your doctor’s office, walk-in clinic, and most pharmacies.

Find a vaccine location

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If I want to be vaccinated before I move back to campus, on what dates should I obtain the vaccine in order to be fully vaccinated?

Assuming a move-in date of August 20, the following vaccination deadlines for the respective vaccines are suggested to ensure a student is fully-vaccinated by move-in:

  • July 9 – First dose of Moderna; August 6 – last dose
  • July 16 – First dose of Pfizer; August 6 – last dose
  • August 6 – First dose of J&J
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Campus Activities, Facilities & Event Capacities

With the campus fully opening, what amenities and activities will be available?

Campus activities will return to pre-pandemic operations and capacities. These include areas and programming such as

  • Pool
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Intramurals
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Fitness Center

Events and facilities will return to pre-pandemic capacities.

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COVID Tracking

Will the College continue to monitor student and employee COVID-19 cases?

The College will continually track the incidence rate of COVID-19 amongst the campus community.

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What if I don’t feel well?
  • All individuals should monitor their symptoms on a daily basis and not come to campus if exhibiting COVID-like symptoms.
  • Full-time students who do not feel well should consult with Health Services by calling 904-819-6211
  • Individuals are encouraged to continue to monitor their symptoms on a daily basis.
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Can I get tested on-campus for COVID?
  • Full-time students should contact Health Services for assessment and testing if COVID-like symptoms develop and the unvaccinated student has been exposed to a COVID-positive person. Health Services can be reached by calling 904-819-6211
  • Part-time students and employees can obtain COVID tests at any walk-in clinic, CVS, or Walgreens by appointment via their websites.
  • If you are not certain on what type of test to obtain call Health Services at 904-819-6211 or send an email to HealthServices@flagler.edu
  • Over-the-counter COVID antigen/quick tests are available at local pharmacies and retailers.
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Surveillance and Diagnostic Testing

Will the College be conducting surveillance testing this semester?

Students who are not vaccinated may be asked to participate in surveillance testing based on community spread, per CDC guidance.

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International Travel

I am returning to the U.S. from international travel, what do I need to do?
  • While traveling and upon return, self-monitor for symptoms
  • Wear a mask and take precautions during your travel
  • Fully vaccinated international travelers:
    • Will not need to get tested before outbound travel unless the destination requires it
    • Vaccinated individuals need not quarantine upon entry into the United States but are encouraged to undergo virus testing on day 3 – 5.
    • Individuals flying into the United States from a foreign country are required to provide a negative COVID test, taken no more than three days prior to boarding a flight to the U.S.
  • Unvaccinated international travelers:
    • Are encouraged not to travel
    • Get tested 1-3 days before traveling out of the U.S.
    • Individuals flying into the United States from a foreign country are required to provide a negative COVID test, taken no more than three days prior to boarding a flight to the U.S
    • Upon entry into the United States, individuals must quarantine for seven full days and undergo virus testing on day 3 – 5 or quarantine for 10-days without a test.
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Dining Facilities

Will the dining hall return to full service and capacity?

Dining facilities will resume pre-pandemic operations and capacities.

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Quarantine/Isolation

Are we still required to quarantine and isolate?
  • CDC guidelines for quarantining and isolation will be followed
  • Should COVID-like symptoms develop, remain away from others (quarantine) until a diagnosis can be obtained.
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for ten days.
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What do I need to do if I have been in contact with COVID positive person?
  • Unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to a COVID-positive individual are required to quarantine for ten days. Individuals who are tested on day five and receive a negative result are permitted to end their quarantine after seven days.
  • Vaccinated individuals who are exposed to a COVID-positive individual are not required to quarantine. However, the person is expected to monitor their symptoms for 14 days and report to a medical provider should symptoms develop.
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What if I test positive for COVID?
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for ten days, provided they are fever-free for the final 48 hours without the aid of medication. A contact tracer will be assigned. No testing is required at the end of isolation.
  • The student should contact Health Services at 904-819-6211 if they test positive.
  • Employees should contact HealthySaints@flagler.edu
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I’m required to quarantine/isolate, what about classes/work?
  • Students who are required to quarantine or isolate must work with their individual faculty to make up missed work and assignments. Courses are not recorded.
  • Employees who are required to quarantine or isolate must either utilize PTO or obtain permission from their supervisor to work remotely.
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Public Access to Campus

Is the campus open to guests and the general public?
  • The Flagler College campus is accessible to registered guests, event attendees, invited guests and Flagler College alumni and families.
  • Access to certain areas of campus may be limited and a Flagler College ID may be required to access certain events or buildings.
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