Sonja Michaels | Editor-in-Chief
Florida Tech confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 among students this week, with no new cases among employees.
“The first half of Spring Semester is behind us and I remain pleased that things are going well overall—thanks to our ongoing precautions and vigilance.” Florida Tech President T. Dwayne McCay stated in the weekly update, “The last thing any of us would want is a surge in COVID-19 cases across our campus community.”
According to the update, four of the students are isolating on campus, with three isolating off-campus.
Florida Tech also recommended students to get vaccinated as soon as possible, through a message from the Pandemic Response Team.
“While there is no federal or state mandate to receive the vaccine, Florida Tech recommends all Panthers to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible,” the email stated, “In addition to protecting each recipient against infection, it is essential that a large enough percent of the populations receives the vaccine in order to achieve “herd immunity” to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
Florida Tech announced virtual commencement for spring 2021 earlier this week, due to COVID-19 precautions.