Coronavirus | Faculty/Staff FAQ

The health and well-being of Pensacola State College students, faculty, staff, and the community are always the most important priority of the PSC administration. PSC is in constant communication with local county health officials as well as state agencies regarding the COVID-19 virus, and we are continually monitoring the situation.

Please check these our Corona Virus Resources page and these FAQs regularly as the College will be updating them often.   

Employees

I am an employee and I need to stay at home. Who should I contact?

Most employees have transitioned to remote work.  If you were asked to report to work on campus but have issues keeping you from reporting, please contact your immediate supervisor. 

May I work remotely?

Most employees have transitioned to remote work.  If you were asked to report to work on campus but have issues keeping you from reporting, please contact your immediate supervisor. 

How can employees successfully transition to working remotely? (UPDATED: 3/31/2020)

Personnel will continue to work remotely through April 5 unless contacted by their supervisor to report to campus. If an employee does not have access to a laptop, they should contact their supervisor to see if this can be made available to them. If an employee needs access to a printer, the College may have resources available to be checked out through their supervisor.  

Employees are able to gain a VPN connection in order to access work computers at home. Contact Erin Hernandez at ehernandez@pensacolastate.edu or 850484-1138 for instructions on how to gain VPN access. 

Employees are also able to forward work phones to a personal phone and may also forward voicemails via email. Contact Jeff Ward at jward@pensacolastate.edu or 850484-1873 for assistance. 

Are employees able to return to campus to pick up materials, equipment, etc.? (UPDATED: 3/31/2020)

Employees may return to campus to pick up materials in their office. If an employee plans to return to campus, it is advised that he or she coordinate with the supervisor.  

Will we still be having meetings at work?

Most meetings will occur virtually via Zoom, conference call, or other technology. Any meetings that must occur in person will be limited to 10 people and recommendations for social distancing will be followed.

May I use accrued leave during this time?

Yes. Standard procedures for approval of sick leave and annual leave are being followed.

I have a trip to a conference planned; will I still be able to go?

All travel is suspended through June 30. 

What if I have travel plans. Does that affect my ability to return to work? (UPDATED: 3/31/2020)

Employees are encouraged to reference the CDC travel guide. Keep in mind that travel restrictions are constantly changing and may impact return to work restrictions. 

Are there restrictions from returning from travel? (UPDATED: 3/31/2020)

Employees who have traveled from one of the one of the CDC identified countries (please reference the CDC Guide for Travelers Returning from International Travelor who may have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should not return to work for 14 days since last exposure. 

After a 14-day self-quarantine period, employees who have not experienced symptoms such as fever, coughingor shortness of breath may return to work after approval from your supervisor.  Employees who have experienced any of these symptoms should consult with their healthcare provider before returning to work. 

Is the Cashier’s office open? (UPDATED: 4/1/2020)

The Cashier’s office is closed until further notice. Staff is monitoring phone calls and may be contacted at 850-484-1782. Please be sure to leave a voicemail.

Additional Resources

For Escambia County specific COVID-19 questions, you may contact the Citizen Information Center at 850-471-6600 or via email covid19@myescambia.com.

The Florida Department of Health has launched a dedicated call center for questions related to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms, please contact the Florida Department of Health using the information below. The COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.