July 3 update:

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) will continue to conduct business remotely until Monday, August 3 to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Summer B courses are currently being held on the Key West Campus. Select facilities are open only to registered students and instructors during scheduled class times.

CFK prides itself on being an agile organization. As community conditions change, the College’s directives may be adjusted. Until such time, the College’s physical locations, the Key West Campus, Upper Keys Center, and Middle Keys Center, are closed to the public. Only students who are currently in the residence hall, students registered in Summer B classes, and employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West Campus. Students, parents, and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.

June 19 update:

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) will continue to conduct business remotely through July 6 to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Summer B courses will be held on the Key West Campus beginning June 23. Select facilities will be open only to registered students and instructors during scheduled class times.

CFK prides itself on being an agile organization. As community conditions change, the College’s directives may be adjusted. Until such time, the College’s physical locations, the Key West Campus, Upper Keys Center, and Middle Keys Center, are closed to the public. Only students who are currently in the residence hall, students registered in Summer B classes, and essential employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West Campus. Students, parents, and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.

May 29 update:

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) will continue to conduct all business remotely and will hold classes online through June 22, to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

CFK prides itself on being an agile organization.  As community conditions change, the College’s directives may be adjusted.  Until such time, The College’s physical locations, the Key West Campus, Upper Keys Center, and Middle Keys Center, are closed to the public.  Only students who are currently in the residence hall and essential employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West Campus.  Students, parents, and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.

May 2 update:

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is conducting all business remotely until May 29 and will offer summer classes online through June 22, to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Note: Students in spring courses with a clinical and lab component that were unable to complete by semester’s end should be on the lookout for special communications with instructions to complete their coursework.

CFK prides itself on being an agile organization.  As community conditions change, the College’s directives may be adjusted.  Until such time, The College’s physical locations, the Key West Campus, Upper Keys Center, and Middle Keys Center, are closed to the public.  Only students who are currently in the residence hall and essential employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West Campus.  Students, parents, and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.

March 24 update:

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is conducting all business remotely and will continue classes online through May 1, the last day of the spring semester, to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  The College’s physical locations, the Key West Campus, Upper Keys Center, and Middle Keys Center, are closed to the public.  Only students who are currently in the residence hall and essential employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West Campus.  Students, parents, and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.

Cancellations and postponements:

  • CFK’s leadership team, in consultation with leadership from the College’s Faculty Council and Student Government Association, has cancelled the Spring Commencement Ceremony and Student Awards Banquet. Students who meet the requirements to graduate this spring will still earn their credentials and are encouraged to participate in the Fall Commencement in December.
  • The Upper Keys Center Ground Breaking Ceremony has been postponed.
  • Open House events have also been postponed.
  • The Job Fair has been cancelled.

CFK support for students, employees, and community:

  • Through the CFK Foundation, students were issued laptops and additional resources are available from the Keys Hope Emergency Grants.  Current students can receive more information about applying for a Keys Hope Emergency Grant by emailing foundation@fkcc.edu.
  • For employees, the College has increased the number of VPN and Go-To-Meeting licenses and provided faculty with additional instructional resources to aid in transitioning coursework online.
  • Our community will benefit from medical supplies donated from CFK’s nursing program to Key West Advanced Urgent Care and Mariners Hospital.

Frequently used resources:

CFK encourages students, parents, and community members to visit the College’s website at www.fkcc.edu to find information and to utilize technology such as telephone, email, Go-To-Meeting, Skype, FaceTime, and Canvas to communicate with the College.  Below is a list of useful CFK resources:

March 19- Cyber-vigilance:

The College of the Florida Keys takes cybersecurity very seriously.  Students, faculty, and staff have done a great job detecting cyber phishing and other internet security threats.  The global crisis of COVID-19 has given the bad actors new ways to exploit people studying and working remotely.  As you spend more time in a remote study/work environment, please remain extra vigilant with regard to emails from sources you are not familiar with, advertisements that seem “too good to be true,” and any electronic communications that is out of the ordinary.

For those of you connecting securely to College systems from remote locations, please be sure to disconnect when you do not need to be connected; keep your password secured, and only visit websites and applications you trust.

The College IT department is available and ready to assist you with any questions or concerns.  You may email helpdesk@fkcc.edu or call 305-809-3135.

Michelle Adam
Director of Information Technology

March 17 Update:

Dear CFK students,

The College continues to place the health and safety of its students, employees, and community at the forefront of all decisions.  We will send periodic communications via email, telephone (robo) calls, and the College’s website at www.fkcc.edu/COVID-19 to share important information with the College’s community.

  • Self-isolation for travelers: The College is encouraging students and employees who have traveled internationally or to any city/town in the U.S. where there is known community spread (not just isolated cases) of the virus to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Practice social distancing: In accordance with recommendations from the CDC, we are practicing social distancing at CFK.  Avoid touching and maintain at least a six-foot distance from other people.  It is okay to remind the people around you to keep their distance.
  • Use technology: Visit the College’s website at fkcc.edu to find information you are looking for.  Utilize technology available such as telephone, email, Go-To-Meeting, Skype, FaceTime, and Canvas to communicate.  Below are ways to access popular resources:
  • Pool is now closed. All classes, lessons, and community exercise sessions are cancelled through April 6.
  • Summary of previously-announced temporary changes to CFK operations:
    • Most classes are 100% online through April 6.
    • CFK encourages all business to be conducted through technology.
    • Community Education classes are cancelled through April 6.
    • Tests at the Testing Center are cancelled through April 6.
    • All student activities and events are cancelled through April 6.
    • Employee travel is cancelled through April 30.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Gueverra, Ed.D.
President & CEO, The College of the Florida Keys

March 12 Update:

Dear CFK,

While there are no known cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) associated with CFK and the risk in Florida remains low, the College places the highest priority on the health and safety of employees and students.  As a result, CFK is implementing plans to prevent the potential spread of the disease at the College over the next three weeks following spring break.

  • Classes to move online: Most classes, with the exception of restricted-access programs, will transition to 100 percent online instruction immediately until Monday, April 6. The College will remain open during normal business hours; however, students and faculty are discouraged from coming to campus and are asked to utilize Canvas, the College’s online learning management system, email, and other technology to continue course progression.
    • Students in restricted-access programs can expect follow-up communication from their academic dean.
    • Students who need assistance with technology should reach out to their instructors for help.
    • Faculty will receive additional information.
    • Lagoon Landing will remain open.
  • Self-isolation for at-risk travelers: The College is encouraging employees and students who have traveled internationally or to any state where cases of the virus are spreading rapidly to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Library limited to students only: Until April 6, use of the library will be restricted to currently enrolled students only. Student ID will be required to enter.
  • Student events cancelled: All student activities and events will be cancelled through April 6.
  • Employee travel cancelled: All employee travel is cancelled through April 30.
  • Pool will remain open. 
  • Continue personal care practices to avoid spreading respiratory diseases: 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Carry and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Stay home when you are sick. It is recommended that you contact your primary care physician for medical care and advice.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of tissue immediately.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Helpful information can also be found at the following websites:

Sincerely,

Jonathan Gueverra, Ed.D.
President/CEO, The College of the Florida Keys