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COVID-19 Information & Updates

Latest Update

07/17/2020 4PM

*The following does not apply to E-campus online students or Graduate School online students.*

Beginning for our Fall Semester on August 31, 2020, campuses will reopen with classes being offered on ground. All campuses will adhere to social distancing and PPE protocols. Campus resources will be operational, including the library, bookstore, computer labs, writing studio, nursing simulation, allied health and culinary labs. Accessibility to administration will also remain constant in order to support our student body.

Campuses are working diligently to schedule ground sessions for all courses with special attention to limiting density on campus and in individual classrooms and labs. Please maintain close contact with your campus location regarding specific, individual needs you may have. As Keiser University continues to monitor all local and state announcements, it is important that you keep checking our website for updates.

**Please note: Keiser University’s Flagship Residential campus Fall break is from 8/31 – 9/4.
Due to these dates and the Labor Day holiday, classes at the Flagship campus will commence on Tuesday, September 8th.**

Please view the links on the COVID-19 menu to receive additional information and resources as the well-being of our current and new students, faculty, staff and campus visitors remains our top priority. We remain committed to your educational success and look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future. 

Keiser university will remain online the remainder of the summer semester.  

COVID-19 Information

Keiser University continues to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the present time, all Keiser University campuses are operating under normal conditions and there are no known cases of COVID-19 among members of the Keiser University community. The school is managing risks, following all recommended guidelines provided by the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking all necessary precautions to protect our students, faculty, and staff.

We believe it is in the best interest of our students that all campuses operate in a normal fashion unless specific circumstances require immediate action.

Please contact your campus president if you become aware of a specific Coronavirus threat and follow up with your health care provider and county health department.

For information about student internships at medical facilities, please contact your campus dean.

Keiser University Blackboard

If a threat is identified and a campus is forced to cancel on-ground classes, all classroom instruction will transition to Blackboard, Keiser University’s online platform and learning management system. Blackboard can be accessed through a computer at the link below, or via tablet or smart phone by downloading the app for iOS, Android, and Windows.

Visit this link to login into Blackboard: Keiser University Blackboard Login

Resources Available to the Keiser University Community

CDC Resources

Florida Department of Health: Resources

The FL Department of Health (DOH) is operating a call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to questions: 1-866-779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Update Your Contact Information

In the event of a campus emergency, Keiser University uses the Omnilert System to notify students, faculty, and staff via phone calls, text messages, and emails.

Students: If you have recently updated you home or mobile phone numbers, you will need to notify your campus registrar immediately.

Faculty and Staff: If you have recently updated you home or mobile phone numbers, you will need to visit https://employee.oasispayroll.com/ and update their contact information. Employees can also reach out to HRforms@keiseruniversity.edu.

Everyday Preventative Health Tips

As we continue to monitor closely the emergence of the COVID-19 and given the uncertainty of the virus, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, students, visitors or others.

The University will continue to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. Cleaning sprays and wipes will also be available to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards.

Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak. Support services are available to employees who need assistance with this technology.

It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. Many times, with the best of intentions, employees report to work even though they feel ill. We provide Paid time off (PTO) and Personal time off (Faculty) to compensate employees who are unable to work due to illness. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.

Should an employee find themselves in a self-quarantine predicament the University is prepared to handle as follows:

  • While we currently do not offer formal telework arrangements, Keiser University will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from employees to work from home during this time. While not all positions are conducive to telework, those positions with primary job duties that can be effectively performed remotely will be given consideration.
  • Should your position not be conducive to telework, PTO and/or personal faculty will be utilized to cover time away from the office. If for any reason PTO and/or personal faculty hours are depleted, the University will allow the “borrowing” or “advancement” of future PTO and/or personal time off to cover self-quarantine days.

Please note all other illnesses should follow our standard practices as addressed in the employee handbook.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Campus President and/or Manager.

 

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate