NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
LATEST INFORMATION

This page has been set up by Cesar Vallejo College to provide information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It will be updated on a regular basis.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Florida’s public schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year

April 20, 2020

Florida students won’t return to school for the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Extending virtual learning through the end of the school year will provide continuity for students, parents, and teachers, he said.

The superintendents of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, had publicly doubted and condemned the state’s timeline of reopening schools May 1. A statewide call among all of the state’s superintendents was held with Tallahassee education leaders.

See a Doctor from Home Via “Care On Demand”

March 30, 2020

Care On Demand is Baptist Health South Florida’s premiere virtual health platform. Their service is available for multiple specialties, with doctors waiting 24/7 to help. Overall, most cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, involve mild symptoms, including fever and a dry cough, that can be home-treated without medical intervention, according to Baptist Health.

Online caregivers via Baptist Health Care On Demand are prepared to follow the appropriate CDC protocols and most recent processes in place for the coronavirus (COVID-19). For a limited time, they are offering free online urgent care visits. Please use code CARE19.

1,682 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida.

March 25, 2020

By March 25, at least 1,867 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health. Report says that 307 of them have traveled recently and 317 have had contact with a confirmed case.

Florida Department of Health has confirmed that there are now 23 people in Florida that have died from COVID-19. This week, the Florida Department of Health launched a COVID-19 Case Dashboard that marks COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

COVID-19 myths and facts

March 24, 2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this outbreak is also accompanied by massive “infodemic” or an overabundance of information, some accurate, some not. This situation makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. In this article, you will find the most common myths about COVID-19, and facts published by the World Health Organization. Please visit the WHO official website for more information.

State of Emergency declared in Florida

March 19, 2020

On Monday 9, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency in Florida for COVID-19. By declaring a State of Emergency, Governor DeSantis is ensuring that the state and local governments have the resources and flexibility they need to prepare and respond.
Florida’s student population is at a low risk, but Florida is in a constant state of preparation to respond to COVID-19 and FDOE is available to assist as needed. Daily updates will be posted on the FDOH website and the FDOE website, and we will continue to provide regular updates. FDOE is recommending that state colleges and K-12 school districts temporarily postpone all out-of-state, by plane travel.

About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. Find out who is at risk and what you should do if you think you have COVID-19.

COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

Universities In Florida Moving Classes Online due to Coronavirus Concerns

March 17, 2020

The Florida Board of Governors for the State University System is directing all universities to move classes on-line for a two-week period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective immediately, the measure directs that all universities have been directed to transition to remote classes as soon as possible.

In addition, all state universities will continue to provide essential services like dining, counseling, health services, and library services, but possibly on a limited or online basis.

CVC transition to online classes starting on March 23

March 17, 2020

Cesar Vallejo College will teach its classes online indefinitely starting on March 23. The health and safety of our CVC community is one of our top priorities, and we believe this is the best way to prevent the spread of disease within our population and community.

Students and faculty will continue their academic work remotely. All on-and off-campus events and workshops have been canceled as well.