PHSC Students are Priority as the College Prepares for Coronavirus - Pasco-Hernando State College has instituted protocols to prepare for a potential impact from the coronavirus. At this time, there are no known cases in Pasco or Hernando Counties, but given the presumptive cases in Hillsborough and Manatee Counties, PHSC will continue to be vigilant and prepared. The College is working closely with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and has a strong Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) that outlines how operations would change if the day-to-day activities are compromised due to the virus. Our primary goal is to ensure our students continue to have their educational needs met with as little disruption as possible and that College operations and activities continue with minimal adverse impact. We are working to ensure that our decisions are in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff, and community.

The College has a task force dedicated to effective planning for possible local cases of the coronavirus. This task force is working closely with the FDOH and monitoring the latest information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Each of our five campuses has signage in place to remind students, staff and faculty to take the same hygiene-based precautions they would take during cold and flu season. Additionally, CDC-recommended hand sanitizers will be stationed throughout our campuses. Preparation and responsiveness are key, and PHSC is committed to providing both.

Periodic updates can be found at phsc.edu, as warranted.