Return to Campus Information - Coronavirus-COVID-19

SCF Return to Campus Hotline: 941-752-5015

SCF Safety Precautions | Additional Helpful Information | Reported COVID-19 Cases | Previous Updates

February 23, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We continue to meet regularly to assess and take into consideration the recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Florida Department of Health. The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority. An updated decision tree for students and employees is posted below.

Self-monitoring your health and looking out for symptoms is important. Please “Spread Kindness, Not Germs.” If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms, stay home and use the COVID-19 reporting form. The form can also be accessed by scanning the QR code below:

Reporting Form QR Code

Instructors will work with students, and supervisors will work in partnership with Human Resources to make appropriate accommodations for employees experiencing symptoms.

As a reminder, the following remain in effect:

  • Masks are optional.
  • Classrooms are operating at 100% capacity for in-person learning.
  • On-campus events are open, including musical performances and intercollegiate athletics. Event attendees should review event descriptions for any precautions or restrictions in place prior to the day of the event.
  • SCF campuses are open to the public.
  • SCF faculty, staff and students can travel, both in district and out of district.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is highly recommended but is not required. 

At-home tests and testing site information below updated April 22, 2022:

FREE at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are available to every home in the United States. Orders of four tests per residential address can be completed online through the U.S. Postal Service. Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use and produce rapid results. You can use self-tests regardless of vaccination status or symptoms. Orders usually ship within 7-12 days. The tests give results within 30 minutes of use. Follow all manufacturer's instructions for performing the test.

For more COVID-19 testing resources near you please visit,

Please continue to review the important information below for SCF’s safety precautions and how to access additional resources.

Be well,



Student and Employee COVID-19 Decision Trees
Coronavirus Self-Checker Tool from the CDC
Student and Employee COVID-19 Reporting Form
CARES Act Information Reporting

Student COVID-19 FAQs

Employee FAQs

SCF Safety Precautions

The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. Students and employees should follow the recommendations of the DOH.

When a case has been confirmed on campus, SCF will immediately reach out to local public health officials. These officials will help SCF determine the appropriate subsequent course of action. 

It is the responsibility of individuals to self-monitor their health every day. SCF will not track the health status or daily temperatures of all employees or students. Please take the preventative actions and adhere to the common guidelines as it relates to any illness or the coronavirus.

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Monitor your symptoms.

The following additional tools and resources are also available:

  • Flier from the CDC related to hand washing and the use of alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Flier from the CDC related to stopping the spread of germs.

Additional Helpful information

For reliable, up-to-date information, visit:

Centerstone CareLine

It’s common to feel stressed or anxious during these challenging times. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress, fear and anxiety. The need for social distancing makes it harder to access our normal social supports. 

Being in contact with people who can relate to your experiences is comforting. Centerstone’s CareLine can help you learn about coping skills, find resources, and feel supported.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, the team at Centerstone is available to help.

Free and Confidential 24/7 CareLine: 941-782-4300

Manatee Health Department Health Line

The Manatee Health Department has set up the Manatee Health Line, a phone number that residents are asked to call first if they believe they may have coronavirus. The Manatee Health Line number is 941-242-6649. Subject-matter experts are on duty 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Manatee residents who believe they may have COVID-19 are asked to call the Manatee Health Line before visiting health care providers.

The Department of Health runs a hotline that anyone who believes they may have coronavirus can call, as well. The number is 866-779-6121 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

Community Hope Line

Social workers, chaplains and grief counselors are joining forces to help meet the emotional-health needs of our communities through this 24/7 service. The Community Hope Line number can be reached at 941-556-HOPE (4673), toll-free at 855-930-HOPE (4673)  or via email at The service is also available to Spanish-speaking callers. (La Línea de Esperanza para La Comunidad esta disponible en Español.)

Reported COVID-19 Cases

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact our region, we will continue to update you on the number of individuals from SCF who have self-reported that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus during the exposure period. The figures are updated Monday through Friday by 1 p.m. and include the cumulative total since the start of the Summer 2022 semester. Case totals for each semester can be found on the previous updates page.

Campus Employees Students
SCF Bradenton 29 8
SCF Lakewood Ranch 1 3
SCF Venice 2 3
SCFCS Bradenton 1 0
SCFCS Venice 0 0

CARES Act Information Reporting


Please continue to monitor all communications channels, including the College’s emergency alert system through email, telephone and text for updates.

For questions, concerns or additional information, please contact the Return to Campus Hotline at 941-752-5015.

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