UPDATED – 04/3/2020 1:00PM

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UPDATED – 03/13/2020 4:00PM

The Warner University Emergency Response Team continues to participate in ongoing meetings to review Warner University’s response to COVID-19 health concerns. 

Out of an abundance of caution, starting Monday, March 16 throughout the remainder of the Spring semester, Warner University traditional, classroom-based, courses will be transitioning to a remote learning delivery system.  Our goal is to make sure that your academic work is fairly recognized and that any disruption does not present any disadvantage to your future academic progress.  Non-traditional and graduate online courses will not be affected.

The instruction of all courses will be managed through our online platform, Moodle.  Some unconventional courses such as science labs, music lessons, etc., may utilize other technologies such as Google Hangouts or online labs.  Course instructors will communicate the remote design of each course to students on Monday, March 16.

It is important to note that as of March 13, 2020, 2:00 pm there are no reported or confirmed cases of the virus on campus or in Polk County. 

Warner University’s campus will remain open.  Our campus community has a history of working together to focus on the success of students during transitions such as this.  Please review the following details about operations moving forward:

  • Residence halls remain open for students who choose to stay.
  • There is a residential hall check-out procedure students must follow if they choose to complete their remote learning off-campus.
  • Athletic competition schedules will determined by the policy issued by our athletic conferences. Student-athletes should contact coaches for further information related to their team.
  • All campus services, including admissions, financial aid, student accounts, library, academic success center and campus dining services will remain open.

Campus personnel in both Student Life and Royal Resources stand ready to answer student questions and provide guidance.  These offices can be contacted at:

studentlife@warner.edu
advisor@warner.edu

If you are a student, please click here for information regarding courses this semester.

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UPDATED – 03/12/2020
The well-being of all members of the Warner University community continues to be our highest priority.  The campus Emergency Response Team met this morning to review Warner University’s ongoing response to COVID-19 health concerns.  Cooperative efforts across the campus are focusing on active ways to keep our community safe and healthy at this time.

Currently, there are no reported or confirmed cases of the virus on campus or in Polk County.  The institution is utilizing resources to receive the best and most up-to-date information available. 

Our faculty and staff are committed to serve our students and make accommodations as needed.  Faculty have begun exploring ways to implement remote learning options and activities to potentially provide the greatest flexibility for course delivery in the days ahead.  At this time, campus classes and athletics events will continue to meet as scheduled. 

We continue to promote mindful health practices to support personal and community health such as, regular and thorough hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, and staying home if sick. We encourage community members to consider limiting travel outside of Polk County unless it is necessary. 
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UPDATE: Warner’s Emergency Response Team is meeting regularly to monitor the situation. Updated statement will be shared on March 12th, 2020. 

Dear Warner University Students, Faculty and Staff,

The well-being of all members of the Warner University community is our highest priority. To that end, for the past several weeks, University officials have been closely monitoring the global threat posed by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Warner University students and faculty are on spring break this week, however, we want to provide you with the latest information and updates as you prepare to travel back to campus next week. 

Health Advice

There are simple actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. It cannot be emphasized enough that good self-care habits are vitally important, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Cover your cough with your sleeve, not your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Don’t share food or drinks
  • If you get sick, stay home and rest

 

On Campus

We have consulted Polk County Health Department and based on current information there is no reason to believe there is an immediate risk to anyone on Warner University’s campus. At this time we plan to continue normal operations. 

The University Emergency Response team will continue to closely monitor this health risk and provide updates when warranted. 

For further information about COVID-19 please click on the following links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/index.html