Polk State College is suspending all instruction including face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes starting Monday, March 16, 2020, until Monday, March 30, 2020, when the College reopens from spring break. Students should not visit the College’s campuses and centers during this period in an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), although there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Polk County.
Faculty and staff will report to work next week and use this time as an opportunity to assist faculty with transitioning their courses fully or partially online so that when the College reopens from spring break, as many classes as possible will be available in online or hybrid formats for instruction to continue throughout the spring semester. Additionally, custodial staff will continue to thoroughly clean and sanitize the College’s facilities.
Students are encouraged to take this time to prepare and take care of their families. It is also critical to closely monitor Polk State emails and College accounts, as well as www.polk.edu and the College’s social media for updates. More information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the coronavirus are available on the College’s COVID-19 webpage.
If students need assistance with advising and registration during this time, they may email firstname.lastname@example.org. If they need assistance with financial aid, they may email email@example.com. Students may also call the College at 863.297.1000.