COVID-19 Information for New College Campus

Review campus updates, policies, and procedures regarding COVID-19. If you have additional questions, please email:

Campus Resources and Policies View air circulation chart for campus buildings

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Employee Policies & FAQ

Review policies and procedures for employees returning to campus.

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FAQ for Families & Students

See answers to commonly asked questions about the fall reopening of campus.

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Campus Reopening Plan

View New College of Florida's plan for reopening in Fall 2020.

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A Message to Students from President O’Shea

Community Test Results & Public Forums

Dear New College Community,

Thank you to all faculty and staff members who participated in last week’s on-campus COVID-19 testing. In all, 149 persons (including me) were tested. Remarkably and thankfully, no one tested positive. The Counseling & Wellness Center and Human Resources did a fine job of arranging this lab testing service, which ran smoothly and efficiently on both days. We did, however, have a student test positive over the weekend. The student is well, asymptomatic, and in isolation.

Please remember that all faculty and staff must be tested and submit their results to Human Resources Assistant VP Loretta Shields before returning to campus.

Students need to get tested by August 5 and submit their test results to the Counseling & Wellness Center at prior to returning to campus. The August 5 date is to allow time to receive the test results before leaving for campus. We also ask students (and employees, of course) to take special care not to engage in activities that might increase exposure to COVID after taking the test.

There was an excellent turnout for last week’s student/family online forum to answer questions about the college’s preparation plans for reopening next month. While there were some technical glitches, we were able to record the second half of the session. We will hold another student/family forum on Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm.

At both the employee and student/family forums last week, questions were raised about air filtration in the campus buildings. Facilities Director Alan Burr has compiled a chart for all buildings on campus. Please feel free to email Alan Burr if you have additional questions or concerns.

Visit our COVID-19 Updates & Resources website for the latest New College updates, policies, and procedures related to the coronavirus and our plans for reopening campus for the coming semester. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and use face coverings in the presence of others.

All the best,


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New College Prepares for the Future

Planning Ahead for Fall 2020

New College aims to open campus for instruction, both face-to-face and remote, in the Fall semester. Our goal is to make working and living on campus safer than working and living in the surrounding community.

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