Face Covering Update

Effective June 23, 2021 (First Day of Classes, Summer Mini-B)

In light of the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for fully-vaccinated people, the wearing of face coverings and social distancing will be optional at all FSW campuses and locations effective June 23, 2021 (First Day of Classes, Summer Mini-B). FSW values personal safety and personal choice and encourages those who prefer to continue to wear face coverings to do so. For additional CDC guidance regarding COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html.

Setting Course for Classes: Your Safety is Our Priority

In a time of great uncertainty, one thing is constant: Your Safety is Our Priority.  

Class options may look different, but our commitment to serving you will not change.

FSW has committed our full operational resources to prepare and protect our faculty, staff, and students while in their learning and working environments. From our students, to our staff, to our faculty and administrators, we have a shared responsibility to do what is possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have made a few changes to our operations, such as requiring social distancing and face coverings inside any FSW building, in order to best support continuing in-person classes throughout the semester and to help preserve all aspects of your student experience.

Whether you are taking part in a student activity or taking classes in-person, online, or a hybrid mix of all instructional methods, we want you to feel connected to campus and feel as safe as possible when here. Your safety is our priority. We remain committed to providing you a high quality, affordable education while supporting your academic and career goals! 

As more and more Floridians have the opportunity to receive vaccinations against COVID-19, it is important to remember the following:

  • You are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after receiving the 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
  • You are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • FSW still requires anyone in buildings on campus to wear face coverings and encourages social distancing, even if you have been fully vaccinated.
  • Reports of illness which may be COVID-19 should still be reported using the Report COVID-19 Cases.
Please visit the resources below for answers to common questions, and here’s to a successful semester!

Find out what your classes will look like -- whether online, in-person, or somewhere in-between!

Online and on campus resources including Proctorio Rooms, Zoom Rooms, How to Videos, Laptop Check Outs and more!

From Academic Advising and Tutoring to Library access, find the best ways to get assistance and stay connected with FSW.

Discover what FSW is doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on campus and how you can do your part.

Educate yourself about COVID-19 to make sure you have a safe and healthy semester with these resources.

Schedule Details & Class Information

Schedule Details

  • Review your schedule in the FSW Student Portal to make sure you are registered in the right classes.
  • The deadline to pay for your summer full & mini-A classes was May 4 (summer mini-B class payment deadline is June 16). Fees incurred by adjustments made to your schedule after this date are due the day they are made.
  • The last day to make changes to your summer full & mini-A schedules is May 17.
  • The last day to make changes to your summer mini-B schedule is June 28.
  • For in-person classes, check your classroom location on your schedule the morning of class.

Class Information

Learn more about virtual classroom attendance, audio-video expectations, privacy and security considerations, and standards of conduct on our Virtual Classroom Standards page.

Think your only class options are online or in-person? Think again.

We developed five different instructional methods to provide course delivery options that promote both safety and high quality education. You can also learn more about the instructional methods by watching the video below and reviewing the frequently asked questions on the Course Delivery Methods page.

In-Person Classroom Preview

Curious what your classroom will look like? Check out this video to find out, and make sure to follow the guidelines!

  • No eating or drinking in the classroom
  • Social distancing required
  • Face coverings required
  • Adjusted traffic flow

Whether you are on-campus or online, the Technology Helpdesk is here to support you! Use the Knowledge Base to search for answers to questions like "How do I connect to the WiFi" and "How do I add or drop classes?" or get personalized support by submitting a helpdesk ticket!

Online Technology Resources

Student Remote Learning FAQ

This page includes answers to the most frequently asked technology questions for classes taught remotely.

Student Semester Startup Checklist

This checklist will help you prepare for a semester of learning with tips for Canvas, reviewing course syllabi, and more.

Knowledge Base

The knowledge base has FAQs, resources, and articles to help students navigate available technology and remote learning.

"How-To" Videos

Our "How-To" videos help you navigate common processes in your FSW Student Portal and more.

On-Campus Technology Resources

Enhanced Wi-Fi Parking Lots

Wi-Fi will continue to be offered on campus with the addition of enhanced Wi-Fi available in the following parking lots for students. See these instructions for logging in.

On-Campus Computers

Remember to bring headphones with a built in microphone (if needed for class participation). These can also be purchased at the bookstore.

Computers will continue to be available for student use in the library; however, due to social distancing guidelines, the number of students allowed to use the library at one time has been reduced. FSW is working to transform large auditorium spaces on our campuses into socially distanced computer labs. More details to come.

On-Campus Printing

Student printing via wēpa™ is still available. Visit the Student Printing page for more details.

Zoom Rooms

We have designated rooms at each FSW location where you can access your Zoom classes while on campus.


Building B Room 116 M-R: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Building A Room 108 Check-in at the front desk M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Building A Room 101 M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Lee Campus

Building A Room 211 M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Proctorio Testing Spaces

We have designated spaces on campus where you can take exams via Proctorio.

Building D Room 209

M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Building J Room 217

M-F 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sa: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Building H Room 213

M-R: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. F: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sa: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Laptop Kiosk

Need access to a computer on campus? Check out a laptop at one of our laptop kiosks!

Charlotte - Building B, First Floor
Hendry/Glades Curtis - Building A, Main Lobby
Collier - Building G, First Floor
Lee - Building J, Second Floor

In response to COVID-19, FSW enhanced many of its remote student service options for areas like advising, mental health counseling, and more. While many of these services are now available in-person, we encourage you to use remote options such as phone, chat, or email where possible. FSW will also continue to provide and enhance technology and library resources on campus if you do not have access to a computer or do not have reliable internet access at home. 

Stay Connected!

Just because you are social distancing doesn't mean you have to be mentally distant! Stay in touch by following the College's social media accounts and getting involved virtually with FSW clubs and organizations. 

Download the FSW App

Need to Talk?

We're here -- virtually and in-person. Counseling Webpage 239-985-3448 • counseling@fsw.edu

Emergency: 911 or FSW Police at 239-489-9203

After Hours Counselor (Weekends, Evenings, College Holidays Only): 239-218-7116

As a member of the FSW community, we all, whether an FSW student or employee, have a shared responsibility to do what is possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have made a few changes to our operations, such as requiring social distancing and face coverings inside any FSW building, in order to best support continuing in-person classes throughout the semester and to help preserve all aspects of your student experience. Below you will find details about what FSW is doing to slow the spread and what you can do to help.

What You Can Do

Adapted from the CDC How to Protect Yourself & Others page. View the videos below and print this PDF of the CDC's recommendations for more information.

Face Coverings 

  • Wear your face covering properly (over the nose and mouth) at all times in any FSW building.

Social Distancing

  • Practice social distancing at all times on campus.

Personal Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Follow CDC Travel Guidelines

Submit a Report to FSW

What We Are Doing


  • Requiring face coverings in all FSW buildings and encouraged at all times on campus.
  • Requiring social distancing in all FSW buildings and encouraged at all times on campus.
  • Encouraging remote work for employees where possible to decrease the number of people on campus.
  • Disinfecting all touch surfaces with Virex or electrostatic disinfectants.
  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces 3 times a day.
  • Increased daytime cleaning staff.
  • Established a cleaning response team to respond to any active COVID-19 cases or close contact cases.


  • Fully disinfected once a day.
  • Disinfecting wipe dispensers installed in all classrooms for wiping desks between classes.
  • Desk spaces configured using WHO social distancing guidelines.

Common Areas

  • Common areas such as the cafes and libraries arranged to help you maintain social distancing.

Office Areas

  • Cleaned once a day.
  • Disinfecting wipes or cleaners provided for as-needed disinfecting.

COVID-19 Case Management Team (CMT)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Florida Department of Education

Florida Department of Health

  • For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the FDOH's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Harry Chapin Food Pantry Drive-Thrus

Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities COVID-19 website

Emergency Housing or Food Insecurity: Call United Way at 2-1-1

Thoughts of Harming Yourself or Others: Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

Sexual or Domestic Violence: Call the Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center (ACT) 24-hour hotline at 239-939-2553

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NOTE: This document is no longer being updated. Last Update: 8/4/2020.