COVID-19 Outbreak: Updates and Federal CARES Act Information

Coronavirus Update

Student,

Although the governor’s stay at home orders were lifted in Miami-Dade and Broward County, the process of re-opening is being addressed as a phased approach. Please note that all classes will continue via live online delivery until further notice. With social/physical distancing still in effect, we have prepared our campuses in order to safely resume limited on campus operations where necessary. Please continue to visit FVI.edu website, regularly check your email and remain in contact with your faculty and campus administration for the latest updates.

We strongly encourage everyone to continue to adhere CDC guidelines to wear a mask or facial covering when out in public, follow good hygiene, avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing to help mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Denyse Antunes
Campus President
June 2020

STUDENT REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANT FUNDS

Dear FVI student:

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The CARES Act authorized the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund which provides emergency funding for students and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 9, 2020, the US Secretary of Education announced that the student funding was being made available to institutions to award and disburse to students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible expenses under the student’s Cost of Attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

In order for these emergency grants to be fairly and compliantly awarded, you (and all requesting students) that incurred eligible expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic must provide the below information to the institution.

Florida Vocational Institute intends to distribute these funds to students at Florida Vocational Institute sometime during the month of May 2020. This money is intended to help you pay expenses related to your education that were caused by COVID 19. For example, because of COVID 19, you lost your job or someone who was helping you pay for your education lost his or her job; this would be an expense related to COVID 19. You may have many other expenses that you can no longer pay, which was caused by COVID 19.

The actual amount per student will depend on how many students are eligible to receive the funds. Please answer a few questions by checking off those items that apply to you.

Sincerely,

Eliezer Tabares
Director of Financial Aid

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Institution’s 30 Day CARES Act Report

SOLICITUD DEL ESTUDIANTE PARA FONDOS DE AYUDA FINANCIERA DE EMERGENCIA

Estimado estudiante de FVI:

El 27 de marzo de 2020, se promulgó la Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica de Coronavirus (Ley CARES). La Ley CARES autorizó el Fondo de Ayuda para Emergencias de Educación Superior, que proporciona fondos de emergencia para estudiantes e instituciones afectadas por la pandemia COVID-19. El 9 de abril de 2020, el Secretario de Educación de EE. UU. Anunció que los fondos para estudiantes se pondrían a disposición de las instituciones para otorgar y desembolsar a los estudiantes que hayan incurrido en gastos relacionados con la interrupción de las operaciones del campus debido al coronavirus, incluidos los gastos elegibles bajo el costo del estudiante Asistencia, como alimentos, vivienda, materiales del curso, tecnología, atención médica y cuidado infantil.

Para que estas subvenciones de emergencia se otorguen de manera justa y conforme, usted (y todos los estudiantes solicitantes) que incurrieron en gastos elegibles relacionados con la pandemia COVID-19 deben proporcionar la siguiente información a la institución.

Florida Vocational Institute tiene la intención de distribuir estos fondos a los estudiantes de Florida Vocational Institute en algún momento durante el mes de mayo de 2020. Este dinero está destinado a ayudarlo a pagar los gastos relacionados con su educación que fueron causados por COVID 19. Por ejemplo, debido a COVID 19 usted perdió su trabajo o alguien que lo estaba ayudando a pagar su educación perdió su trabajo; esto sería un gasto relacionado con COVID 19. Es posible que tenga muchos otros gastos que ya no puede pagar, que fueron causados por COVID 19.

La cantidad real por estudiante dependerá de cuántos estudiantes sean elegibles para recibir los fondos. Responda algunas preguntas marcando los elementos que se aplican a usted.

Sinceramente,

Eliezer Tabares
Director de Ayuda Financiera

Preguntas Frecuentes

Institution’s 30 Day CARES Act Report

Important Information about the Coronavirus

FVI School of Nursing and FVI School of Technology wants to share important resources regarding the Coronavirus first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Student,
You will receive important instructions from your faculty to transition to remote/ online delivery beginning Tuesday, 3/17/2020, for approximately two weeks, when further assessment of the situation will be determined.
In addition to the safety and well-being of our students and faculty, the continuity of your education is our top priority.  Please complete your coursework daily and stay in contact with your instructor.
Please continue to visit FVI.edu website, regularly check your email and remain in contact with your faculty and campus administration for the latest updates.
We strongly encourage everyone  to heed  advice from our state heath officials to stay home, follow good hygiene, avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing to help mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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

WHO

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person.  It is being closely monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health.

FVI will continue to carefully monitor media reports and heed the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health regarding novel coronavirus COVID-19. This is a very fluid situation but FVI will provide updates as they become available. For more information visit the CDC website.

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.

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