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COVID Update

Students, Faculty & Staff,
Our main priority continues to be the safety of all our FVI community as we closely monitor the changes of this virus. We are still following the advice from health officials and continue to require masks on campus.
We also encourage everyone to get vaccinated and to join the #B4MayEnds Challenge! 
Please continue to visit, regularly check your email and remain in contact with your faculty and campus administration for the latest updates.
Denyse Antunes
Campus President 

Student Communication - HEERF

Dear Student,

Following the enactment of Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, the federal government has made supplemental emergency funds available to institutions of higher education, which can be used to make additional Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  The grants provided under CRRSAA are similar to the grants that FVI awarded previously using funding provided in the CARES Act. For ease of reference, we refer to the grants provided via the CARES Act as “HEERF I” grants, and the forthcoming grants to be provided using CRRSAA funds as “HEERF II” grants.

Apparently there has been some inaccurate information circulating among the school community regarding the availability of additional grants. At this time, FVI has distributed 100% of the funding it received for HEERF I grants  to eligible students.  Additionally, FVI School of Nursing and Technology (FVISNT) has not yet received its allocation of funding from CRRSAA. Therefore, we are not yet accepting applications for HEERF II grants at this time.  We anticipate that this process will begin in the near future and we will provide you with additional information to describe who is eligible for HEERF II grants and how you can apply. Please continue to monitor your school email account for updates on the status of the HEERF II grant distribution. Students should not submit or resubmit the application for HEERF I grants. You will be notified when the window for submitting an application for HEERF II has opened. 

Denyse Antunes
Campus President

Queridos Estudiantes,

Después de la promulgación de la Ley de Asignaciones Suplementarias de Respuesta y Alivio del Coronavirus, 2021 (CRRSAA), Ley Pública 116-260, el gobierno federal ha puesto a disposición de las instituciones de educación superior fondos de emergencia suplementarios, que pueden utilizarse para otorgar becas de ayuda financiera para estudiantes. Las becas proporcionadas bajo CRRSAA son similares a las becas que FVI otorgó anteriormente utilizando fondos proporcionados en la Ley CARES. Nos referimos a las becas proporcionadas a través de la Ley CARES como becas “HEERF I”, y las próximas becas que se proporcionarán utilizando los fondos CRRSAA como becas “HEERF II”.

Aparentemente, ha circulado información no correcta entre la comunidad escolar con respecto a la disponibilidad de becas adicionales. En este momento, FVI ha distribuido el 100% de los fondos que recibió para las becas HEERF  a los estudiantes elegibles. Además, la Escuela de Enfermería y Tecnología de FVI (FVISNT) aún no ha recibido su asignación de fondos de CRRSAA. Por lo tanto, todavía no estamos aceptando solicitudes para becas HEERF II en este momento. Anticipamos que este proceso comenzará en un futuro cercano y le proporcionaremos información adicional para describir quién es elegible para las subvenciones HEERF II y cómo puede solicitarlas. Continúe monitoreando la cuenta de correo electrónico de su escuela para obtener actualizaciones sobre el estado de la distribución de las becas HEERF II. Los estudiantes no deben volver a enviar la solicitud de becas HEERF I. Se le notificará cuando se abra la oportunidad para enviar una solicitud para HEERF II. 

Denyse Antunes
Campus President

Important Information about the Coronavirus

COVID-19 Precautions

Students, Faculty & Staff
Our main priority continues to be the safety of all our FVI community as we closely monitor the changes of this virus. We strongly encourage everyone to heed  advice from our state heath officials to follow good hygiene, avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing to help mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and pay close attention to any other recommendations by the CDC, including getting vaccinated. 
Please continue to visit website, regularly check your email and remain in contact with your faculty and campus administration for the latest updates.

Denyse Antunes
Campus President

FVI recommends that you check the following sources for the most up to date information on the Coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Florida Department of Health


Additional Precautions

As part of our action plan, we have enacted an enhanced cleaning protocol that entails:

  • Required twice daily cleaning and disinfecting with and industrial-grade germicidal product in all areas of the campus.
  • Cleaning high traffic surfaces frequently touched by hands, including:
    • Bathrooms
    • Doorknobs, door frames and other frequently touched areas on the door
    • Light switches
    • Tables, chairs, and counter tops
    • Water fountains
  • Deploying hand sanitation stations at key locations on campus.

Prevent Respiratory Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water if  soap and water is not available, then use 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Do not shake hands with people who are sick.
  • Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands.

Take the #B4MayEnds COVID Vaccine Challenge!

  • Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not live with you
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine

For more information of where to get vaccinated, visit this link.