Polk State remains in Phase II of the College’s Be the Solution: Polk State College’s Return to Campus Plan, with everyone on campus strictly adhering to social and physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings at all times.
In Phase II, the Winter Haven Administration Building and Lakeland Technology Building are open to students and visitors to access Student Services including assistance with registration and financial aid.
The College continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines closely and encourages all members of the community to review Be the Solution: Polk State College’s Return to Campus Plan before visiting campuses.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to:
- Monitor health daily for symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC’s guidance regarding COVID-19 symptoms can be found at gov/coronavirus. If sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home. Individuals who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their healthcare providers as well as their instructors and supervisors.
- Complete the COVID-19 self-reporting tool if they are ill with COVID-19, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The College’s COVID Response Team will conduct contact tracing to assist with informing individuals who may be at risk of infection. Additionally, representatives maintain communication with those who have contracted COVID-19 and who are in self-quarantine due to potential exposure to assist with access to healthcare and academic resources.
- Wear a mask or cloth face covering. During Phases I and II, cloth face coverings must be worn at all times while on campus. Face coverings may only be removed when eating, drinking, or alone.
- Practice social distancing. All individuals should remain at least 6 feet from others. The College has installed directional signage and floor markings to assist and is limiting the number of people on campus to make social distancing easier.
- Follow CDC guidelines. This includes washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible. Students and employees also should not share items including school or office supplies with classmates or colleagues.
While registration, advising, and financial aid services are available on campus, students are encouraged to use remote communication options when possible. Student Services remain available in the remote environment by phone, email, and web chat.
For assistance with financial aid, students may email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 863.297.1004, or use the web chat.
Students may also call the Academic Support Line at 863.669.2833 to receive assistance with technology needs.
Additional information about accessing resources including the bookstores, libraries, tutoring, and more is available on the College’s COVID-19 page.
Students are encouraged to monitor www.polk.edu, the COVID-19 page, their Polk State emails and accounts, as well as the College’s social media pages for important updates and additional resources