MARCH 4, 2020 -- Out of an abundance of caution and following guidance from Governor Ron DeSantis and State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, Daytona State College is requiring, effective March 3, 2020, that all employees and students who return from traveling to China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea, self-isolate and not come to campus for 14 days after their return. Guidance from state officials also recommends canceling college-related travel plans to the aforementioned countries, however, there are no planned DSC college-sponsored international trips or study abroad programs to those areas within the immediate future. The College will continue to evaluate the list of affected countries and areas on a daily basis, and adjust accordingly based on information from state and national officials.
With Spring Break less than a week away, DSC is encouraging travelers to be mindful of COVID-19’s potential impact on their plans. If you plan on traveling to any of the countries listed above in the next few weeks, please email Keith Kennedy, Vice President of Student Development, at Keith.Kennedy@DaytonaState.edu for further instructions. If you are planning to visit other locations both domestic and international not listed above, please review the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s information about traveling. Destinations with large, confined groups of people pose a higher risk of transmission, and travelers should thoroughly research their destination.
Please continue to stay informed about COVID-19 through the CDC and Florida Department of Health websites, and Daytona State College updates through Campus Safety’s Timely Warnings webpage. And as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions and good hygiene practices that can help limit the spread of the virus.
DSC Campus Safety
(03/04/2020, 7:00 a.m.)