President's Message: September 24, 2021

Dear Florida Tech community,

Our fall semester is proceeding well. Overall, our campus has remained relatively healthy and our students, faculty, and staff have been able to do their work. I am pleased to report that 86 percent of our full-time faculty and staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far, a key component in helping to stop the spread.

Besides the COVID-19 realities we all must navigate, there is another health concern requiring our vigilance. Flu season is here, and to that end, the university will sponsor a flu shot clinic for all faculty, staff, and students from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Clemente Center. Plan now to get your shot and stay healthy.

This week, we know of 10 new cases of COVID-19 among students, with nine isolating off campus and one isolating on campus. There are no confirmed cases reported among staff and one faculty case. We wish them a rapid return to full health.

We are all doing what we must. Please continue to wear face coverings where required, sanitize your hands frequently, and monitor your personal health for signs of illness. Log how you are feeling on the #CampusClear app every day.

Talk again next week.

Sincerely,

T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO