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Click for COVID Safety, Reporting Information, including 6-foot social distancing requirement in all college buildings, mask and vaccination practices, and the process for student Return to Campus approvals. To support students with Fall registration and Spring Term applications, on-campus services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, with virtual options also still in place. See the Student Services Guide.

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COVID-19 Safety, Reporting, Return to Campus Information

Eastern Florida State College is taking a number of steps to protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19 in the 2021 Fall Term. They include:

Social Distance Requirement

A 6-foot social distancing requirement is in place for all campus buildings, including classrooms, labs and areas where students gather. It is important for everyone to follow this rule closely.

Masks Optional, Strongly Encouraged

Masks remain a highly effective way to stop the spread of the virus.

Vaccination Not Required, Strongly Encouraged

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others, and is strongly encouraged. The college is providing periodic on-campus vaccination sites with notifications sent to all students and employees in advance. Information is also provided on off-campus locations in Brevard County.

Reporting Positive Cases

Students, faculty and staff who have been exposed to COVID through a close contact, or are experiencing possible COVID symptoms, or who have tested positive with or without symptoms, must self-isolate and remain away from Campus until they have been cleared for return following the student or employee process.

Student Reporting Process (Includes Dual Enrolled students)

  • Immediately contact the Dean of Students Office at kennedyb@easternflorida.edu or 321-433-5591. If calling after hours, leave a voicemail message. Remain self-isolated, away from Campus, until you have been cleared for return.
  • Once you have made contact, the Dean of Students Office will contact our COVID-19 Officer with your contact information and answer questions you may have about the need for any academic accommodations with your instructors.
  • The COVID-19 Officer will contact you by phone (please have your voicemail box set up).
  • It is the responsibilty of the student to contact their instructors to make alternative learning plan arrangements for coursework missed during quarantine.  
  • You will be given a return to campus date based on your situation (each situation may be different depending on the specific circumstances).
  • On the date of your return you must meet with security on your campus to be cleared (Every campus has a security department.)
  • If cleared, you will receive an “Authorization to Return To Campus Form" completed by security to show your instructors.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  A student will NOT BE ALLOWED BACK in class until they have the "Authorization to Return to Campus Form" completed by security. See additional details about the Return to Campus process for students.


Employee Reporting Process

  • Make three required notifications: to your supervisor via phone or email, to Human Resources AVP Darla Ferguson at fergusond@easternflorida.edu and to COVID Response Officer Sgt. Ricky Carswell at carswellr@easternflorida.edu
  • The COVID Response Officer or designated representative will get the needed information from you for the COVID-19 Initial Reporting Form.
  • Self-isolate as directed by staying at home or if you are on campus, go home. Monitor your symptoms, follow CDC guidance, and seek medical care if necessary.
  • You can return to Campus ONLY when cleared by EFSC's COVID Response Officer and the date will vary based on your circumstances. View more detailed information about the return to campus process for employees.

CLOSE CONTACT is currently defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one or more of the following:
• You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 (with or without facial coverings) for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic clients, 2 days prior to a positive test for COVID-19) until the time the patient is isolated;
• Or you had direct physical contact with someone who has COVID-19 (touched, hugged, or kissed them);
• Or you shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who has COVID-19;
• Or you provided care at home to someone who has COVID-19;
• Or someone who has COVID-19 sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.


Employee Positive COVID-19 Test Guidance|
Employee Positive COVID-19 Test Guidance PDF

Employee Positive COVID-19 Test Guidance

Student Exposure to COVID-19 Guidance PDF

EFSC's Official Case Tracking Procedure includes four (4) forms that the College's COVID-19 Response Officer will utilize to document the various scenarios. Abbreviated as C19-RO, the COVID-19 Response Officer could be an EFSC security officer or other college employee designated to take the initial student or employee report and then follow it through to resolution, including coordination of the necessary campus-related contact tracing and return to campus approval. Each scenario will include the “Earliest Date of Return,” which is calculated differently depending on the specific scenario method detailed on the appropriate form.

Eastern Florida State College COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Report

This chart reflects positive cases of COVID-19 that have impacted students, faculty or staff associated with EFSC, starting with the most recent reports.

Month Reported Total Cases Response
September 2021 57 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
August 2021 135 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
July 2021 38 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
June 2021 16 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
May 2021 10 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
April 2021 42 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
March 2021 42 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
February 2021 21 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
January 2021 35 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
December 2020 8 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
November 2020 15 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
October 2020 44 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.
September 2020 5 Individuals quarantined. Exposures notified and quarantined. In some cases, no other exposures reported.