Current NFC Alerts

Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021

NFC's updated procedures are as follows:

  • All employees, students, and visitors will be strongly encouraged to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, inside all college facilities, especially when in proximity to others. Masks will no longer be required.
  • Our very liberal use of “work from home” that was permitted under the emergency order terminates at the end of this week. Beginning Monday, our NFC Policy 4.57 Telecommuting will be in full effect and applicable to all situations that might interrupt regular work schedules.  (Policy attached)
  • All currently approved NFC employee travel plans will be honored; however, any new request must be considered essential to college operation and pre-approved by a supervisor.
  • NFC will continue to provide Face Masks and Sanitizing supplies on request. Housekeeping will continue to sanitize with the use of issued sprayers and sanitizing supplies.
  • The College will continue to work closely with the health department for reporting, contact tracing, and potential quarantine requirement.
  • NFC will continue to follow Health Department recommendations on Staff and Student exposures and positive cases. Classrooms and on campus classes may be affected.

See COVID-19 Vaccines & Resources information for campus below.

COVID-19 Vaccines & Resources

NFC SENTINELS: COVID-19 vaccines are available through the Florida Department of Health in Madison for all NFC students and employees. Questions or to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine (for NFC students and employees only), contact NFC Director of Safety and Security Larry Akers at 850-973-9477 or

For more information regarding COVID-19 and most current guidelines/safety protocols, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Additional Resources/Information: Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and Florida Department of Education (FDOE).

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Past COVID-19 Updates and Communications

Please note: information below contains updates and communications by date related to NFC's COVID-19 response. The most current alerts and updates can be found at top of page.

July 26, 2021: Our state and region is currently experiencing a considerable increase in COVID cases. Please remember that the Sentinel Safety Plan - Wear Your Mask, Watch Your Distance and Wash Your Hands - is still in place on campus (masks required).

Sentinel Safety Plan and related protocols continue for Summer Term 2021. 

Jan. 5, 2021: Sentinel Safety Plan and related protocols continue for Spring Term 2021. 

Aug. 3, 2020: NFC release Sentinel Safety Plan with updates to student guidelines, college operations and updated information for the NFC family and general public. Please note that face masks are required in all public spaces on campus.

The College will follow the health department’s Three W Guidance:

  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance
  • Wear your mask

The North Florida College faculty, staff, and administration are closely following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic in our service area and across the state. All future recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, Florida Department of Education, and our local health department will be considered with the overriding intent to place the safety and wellbeing of our students and employees first and foremost. As such, in response to current conditions and health information available, NFC is initiating the following procedures:

  • Wash Your Hands: Hand sanitizer will be located at key access points across campus along with signage reminding everyone to wash hands frequently to prevent spread of infection.
  • Watch Your Distance: Please be vigilant in maintaining social distancing policies and keep 6 feet apart from others. Please follow information on signage to understand access services and offices. Pedestrian traffic inside buildings and in waiting areas will be tightly controlled to maximize social distancing possibility.
  • Wear Your Mask: Masks will be worn in classrooms, offices, hallways and public spaces at the college at all times. Reminders will be placed throughout campus.

Additional Information from CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others
Accessible version:

College Operations

  • All on campus classes have had their class size reduced to accommodate social distancing. In addition, the college has staggered classroom use schedules to allow for cleaning and disinfecting between classes.
  • The NFC Sentinel Grill will remain closed for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • The Colin P Kelly fitness center will be closed until further notice.
  • The Student Center will remain closed until further notice; however, certain student activities, student government meetings, and other crucial functions will be conducted virtually through Fall 2020 semester. 

Guidelines for Students

NFC is offering fully online classes, hybrid courses and traditional face-to-face on-campus courses. Some career and workforce education programs will require on-campus, face-to-face classroom and laboratory meetings.

NFC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is based on the very best information currently available, along with a close consideration of local conditions. Please keep in mind this is our PLAN to keep our students and employees as safe as possible, and as such, these plans may change for a number of reasons. While we are striving to provide continuity of learning experiences and support to our students, decisions made at the state level – through the Governor’s Office or the Department of Education – or at the local level from our health department partners, could result in a drastic change to these plans, including a reversion to all online learning we experienced this past March. If that should occur, please be aware that the college’s personnel and learning and support infrastructure are well prepared for that circumstance.

Anyone who believes they might have been exposed or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should contact NFC Director of Campus Safety and Security Larry Akers at prior to attending an on-campus class.

All non-Career Workforce Education and non-Allied Health/Nursing courses will go online after Thanksgiving. This means that all General Education and elective college credit hour courses scheduled to meet face-to-face during the Fall 2020 semester will move the last week of class sessions online. Additionally, final exam week for General Education and elective college credit courses will move all final exams completely online. The end-of-term dates would remain the same as they currently are on our academic calendar.

  • Nov. 30–Dec. 7: ONLINE
  • Dec. 8–Dec. 11: Final Exam Week ONLINE

Students in any programs that require clinical experiences (nursing, EMT/Paramedic) should also follow any protocols put in place by their clinical location. 

General Public

All non-NFC events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. There will be very limited public access to the college at this time. All visitors to campus will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. College facilities will not be available for non-NFC use.

July 20, 2020: NFC announces update on operations and plans for Fall Term 2020. 

  • See full announcement: NFC prepares to welcome students to Fall Term 2020
  • NFC has developed a variety of course options and revised learning environments to ensure students returning in the Fall are safe and have the best options to continue or begin their college careers. Traditional in-person classes, hybrid (in-person/online mix) classes, and online classes to be offered in fall. See the complete Fall Schedule of Classes for current offerings. 
  • NFC is currently open during its summer business hours, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through virtual methods and by appointment. The campus returns to regular business hours, opening on Fridays beginning Aug. 15.
    • NFC Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Testing Center, Learning Resources/Library, Student Support Services, Disability Resource Center and NFC Live Oak location remain open and ready to help students and potential students (virtually or by appointment).
    • NFC Student Center and Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center remain closed to students and public until further notice.
  • Visit the Students Keep Learning page for current hours and operations.

May 11, 2020

NFC Student Emergency Funds
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
As a North Florida College student, you may be eligible for an emergency financial aid grant from the Higher Education Emergency Funds program that is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act). To determine if you are eligible, visit Deadline to apply is June 15, 2020.   

MAY 11, 2020

The NFC Testing Center is now open for testing by appointment only. The Testing Center will be following the CDC’s guidelines for building and space use and will limit the number of persons in the building/testing room. Students are encouraged to wear a face cover/mask but will be asked to temporarily show their face when checked in.

Contact: Students should call the Testing Center at 850-973-9451 to schedule an appointment and pay testing fees by phone at 850-973-1610. Cashier will be available if you call ahead.

APRIL 17, 2020

NFC Opens WiFi Parking Area for Students: Extended WiFi access has been set up for NFC students in the parking area located between the NFC Library (Bldg. 4) and Building 7.

  • Open to students 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day
  • Must remain in vehicle at all times
  • Use designated parking area only; follow campus parking rules

NFC Help Desk/WiFi Assistance: 850-973-1672 or

APRIL 6, 2020

Notice - Summer Term 2020 Update

Summer Term 2020 Course Schedule

  • All Summer Term 2020 Academic Courses will be taught online. Summer Term begins May 11. 
  • Three math courses are moving to a six-week hybrid/face-to-face schedule with a tentative start date of June 8 (June 8-July 22). Courses include: 
    Course - NameCRNCreditsInstructorDay/TimeRoom
    MAT 1033-Intermediate Algebra300453TaylorHybrid/M/R
    Bldg 6, Rm 201
    MAC 2140-Precalculus300413TaylorHybrid/M/R
    Bldg 6, Rm 201
    STA 2023 - Introduction to Statistics300653TaylorHybrid/M/R
    Bldg 6, Rm 201
  • NFC Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL) program start date has moved tentatively to May 22. Online orientation may be scheduled with Heather Smith at 850-973-9454 or
  • Career and Workforce Education (CWE) programs/courses: Fully online CWE programs/courses will continue as currently scheduled. Additional updates will be provided for any face-to-face/hybrid CWE programs for Summer Term 2020. Current students will be notified of any changes by their instructors.

Questions: Please connect with an NFC Academic Advisor by calling 850-973-1737 or email to schedule a virtual appointment. We are here to help! 

APRIL 2, 2020

Notice from NFC Enrollment Services: NFC is extending its course withdrawal deadline until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020. Courses will remain online for the remainder of Spring Term 2020. Any student considering withdrawing from a course should contact NFC Enrollment Services at or, or call 850-973-9405.

APRIL 1, 2020 - Notice/Update 

Today, April 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order (number 20-91) which restricts activities in Florida in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Very briefly, this is a statewide stay home order to stop coronavirus spread. In response, NFC has made the difficult decision to appropriately restrict campus access to only those employees needed to support and perform essential/critical services through May 1.  

  • The NFC campus and NFC’s Live Oak location office will remain closed to the general public through May 1. 

NFC Employees:

  • All NFC employees will move to remote work/work-from-home plans no later than April 2 at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise approved by Management to continue with essential/critical on-campus work plans.
  • Remote work plans will remain in effect until further notice and at least through May 1. 

NFC Students: 

  • AA Students/Courses: Students and faculty will continue their academic work remotely/online.
  • Career and Workforce Education (CWE) Students/Programs:
    • All CWE programs with face-to-face interaction are immediately suspended until May 1.
    • Fully online CWE courses will continue as currently schedule.
  • Remember to regularly check your NFC GoMail and D2L for important updates specific to your course(s) or program of study.
  • We are here to help! We will do everything possible to provide the remote resources, services and information that you need to be successful moving forward. 

Operations and Services 

  • All essential services will be provided to students online or remotely.
    • Please contact the College if you experience any difficulties or hardships accessing services remotely.
  • All College-related events, Artist Series and Community Theatre performances, or other community events scheduled on campus have been canceled or postponed until further notice. 

NFC Family: As we continue to respond and adapt to the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we are in this together – Sentinels stand together. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and employees as well as the well-being of the entire NFC community.   

APRIL 1, 2020 - Spring Commencement and RN Pinning Postponed

Due to the CDC guidance and extended US deadline to limiting all gatherings to less than 10 individuals, NFC has made the difficult decision to postpone its Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony and RN Pinning Ceremony.

  • Ceremonies Postponed/Rescheduled: As timelines related to the pandemic remain uncertain, we will do our best to reschedule the commencement and pinning ceremonies, originally planned for early May, to a later date.
  • Virtual Celebrations Planned: We plan to celebrate and acknowledge the important achievements and milestones of our spring graduates virtually at the conclusion of Spring Term 2020. More details will be shared with our graduates. 
  • Note: All students scheduled to complete their degree or certificate requirements will still be graduated at the end of the spring term as normal and their transcript updated to reflect graduation.

MARCH 24, 2020

Notice from NFC Enrollment Services: Due to the special circumstances created by the response to COVID-19, NFC is extending its course withdrawal deadline until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd (extended to Friday, April 10 as of April 2, 2020). Courses will remain online for the remainder of Spring Term 2020. Any student considering withdrawing from a course should contact NFC Enrollment Services at or, or call 850-973-9405.

MARCH 23, 2020

Dear Students:

Below are instructions on how you can continue to access departments and services you may need. We ask for your patience as we all adjust to these changes together. Regularly check your NFC GoMail and D2L for important updates that are specific to your course(s) or program of study. Also continue to check this page and social media for important information and updates.

(Please note: information below is specific to NFC's March 23 update. Current information for student services/NFC departments can be found on the Students Keep Learning page).


NFC Foundation Office will be open to students by appointment only and on a limited basis. Please email to set up an appointment.

  • High school senior scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 28, 2020.
  • Summer scholarship deadline is April 28, 2020.

Apply for scholarships online at


The NFC Library/ASC WILL be open to students by appointment only and on a limited basis. Please email to set up an appointment. The Library/ASC will be following the CDC’s guidelines for building and space use and will limit the number of persons in the building.

ASC services will provide professional tutoring by appointment or virtually. Please email to schedule an appointment. Smarthinking and NFC online writing consultation services WILL be available. Peer tutoring and workshops will not be available at this time. See web page and Learning Resources Info (PDF) for more information and online services.

Contact: Please contact us at 850-973-1624 M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Email us at if you have any questions.


The Advising Office is closed to students. However, staff will maintain regular office hours to serve students by email, phone, or chat.

Contact: Advising hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please call 850-973-1737 or email to set up a virtual appointment with your advisor.


Disability Resource Center services are available by appointment only from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, M-F.

Contact: Please call 850-973-9403 or email to set up an appointment for testing or use of computers/internet. The DRC will be following the CDC’s guidelines for building and space use and will limit the number of persons in the building/classroom.


NFC Enrollment Services is available by phone and email to assist with questions related to admission, graduation, or student records.

Contact: Email or or call 850-973-9405 for assistance. Transcripts may be ordered online at


Financial Aid services continue to be available, however, in-person services are available by appointment only on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Contact: Email: | Telephone: 850-973-1674 | Fax: 850-973-1696

Payments: Payments continue to be available online at  Payments may also be made with a credit card by phone at 850-973-1610. In-person payments are available by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


The NFC Testing Center will be open for testing by appointment only between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Testing Center will be following the CDC’s guidelines for building and space use and will limit the number of persons in the building/classroom.

Contact: Students should pay their testing fees by phone at 850-973-1610. The Testing Center is not accepting cash payments at this time.


The Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center and the NFC Student Center will be closed for the next two weeks, March 23-April 3. Operating hours as of Monday, April 6 are tentative at this time.

Contact: Student Center, Denise Bell at 850-973-9481; Kelly Center, Tyler Coody at 850-973-1639.


NFC’s Career and Workforce Education Department will be available on campus Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. We are encouraging contact via phone or email in the upcoming weeks. If an appointment is needed, please call to schedule an appointment with the departments listed below.

Career and Workforce Education Center updates (PDF)

Career and Workforce Administration, or Programs not listed below

Advanced Manufacturing Production Technology

Allied Health - BSN, LPN, RN, LPN Bridge to RN, Medical Coder/Biller

Submit an application for the LPN or the LPN to RN Bridge, to Tammey Revels along with your video interview via email at

Fingerprints and HESI testing are on hold until further notice, but applications must still meet deadlines.

Early Childhood Education


Engineering Technology

Public Safety Academy

Commercial Motor Vehicle (CDL)


The NFC Live Oak Location will be open to students by appointment only during its regular hours. Hours are 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., M-Th; 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday). Computers, internet, testing, and limited tutoring will be available. 

Contact: Please email Tina Tucker at OR call 386-364-5093 / 386-364-5440 to set up an appointment.


North Florida College’s Office of Academic Affairs will be available on campus Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We are encouraging contact via phone or email in the upcoming weeks.  If an appointment is needed, please call to schedule an appointment.


  • Cheri Green, Staff Assistant, at 850-973-1678
  • Kristin Summers, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Accreditation, at 850-973-1630
  • Jennifer Page, Dean of Academic Affairs, at 850-973-1603

NFC Faculty have developed plans to deliver content online. Students should refer to D2L and/or NFC GoMail for individual course updates and instructions.



To comply with State mandated limitations on gatherings of over 10 people, the regularly scheduled board meeting will be held telephonically on March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. This conference call meeting is open to the public.


To attend, click this link from your phone: One tap mobile +19292056099, 6618399255# US (New York)

Or call: (929)205-6099 | Meeting ID: 661 839 9255

Requests for public input must be sent to by 5pm EST. To download an Appearance Card go to:

Previous Notices by Date


Employees -  All NFC employees should report to work on Monday, March 23.
  • All faculty and staff units will develop remote work plans; template will be provided Monday morning.
  • Remote work plans should be submitted to appropriate dean; after work plan submitted, deans may approve non-essential employees to go home.
  • Work from home protocols will be in place for two week increments; first increment working from home is 3/24 – 4/6. 
Students - NFC campus, including Live Oak location, is CLOSED to general public AND students on Monday, March 23. 
  • AA students/courses will remain online for remainder of Spring 2020 semester; students will be required to check D2L and NFC GoMail for individual course instructions/updates.
  • Career and Workforce Education (CWE) students/programs: Website will be updated with program details by 3:00 pm, Monday, March 23; CWE instructors will contact students by close of business 3/23.
  • Beginning Tuesday, March 24, campus services will be available remotely or, if needed, by appointment; specifics will be posted on website by 3:00 pm, Monday, March 23.

As we continue to respond and adapt to the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we are in this together – Sentinels stand together. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and employees as well as the well-being of the entire NFC community. We will do everything possible to provide the resources, services and information that our students need to be successful moving forward and will adapt as best possible to continue to meet the education and workforce needs of our students and community.

MARCH 18, 2020 UPDATE - North Florida College remains on Spring Break through March 22. Any updates to NFC operations for students and employees for March 23-April 5 and beyond, based on new announcements from the Florida Department of Education, will be posted on this page. 

  • Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year (Press Release)

  • Update from Florida College System Chancellor Kathryn S. Hebda: All Florida College System institutions are strongly recommended to deploy all available resources to operate virtually or through other remote means for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. Campuses are recommended to be closed to regular activities, and institutions should adhere to the CDC’s guidelines for mass gatherings and community events when continuing operations that, to the greatest extent possible, support remote student learning, including delivery of educational and student services and resources.


PLEASE NOTE: The NFC administration is continuously monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact to NFC. If any changes to already shared information occur over Spring Break, updates will be posted here.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding March 23-April 5 NFC Hours of Operation

  • Course instruction will be moved online March 23-April 5 (not canceled). The College is generally open for business and employees are here to assist students with their needs.
  • Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office, Academic Advising and Financial Aid services WILL be available. Normal business hours.

  • Student Support Services and the Disability Resource Center services WILL be available. Normal business hours.

  • The NFC Library WILL be open to students who need access to computers and/or Wifi. Normal business hours.

  • Peer tutoring in the Academic Success Center will NOT be available, however professional tutoring, Smarthinking and NFC online writing consultation services WILL be available.  See LEARNING RESOURCES web page and LEARNING RESOURCES INFO.
  • The Testing Center will be limited use. Call with questions.

  • Closed - The Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center will be closed March 23-April 5.

  • Closed - The Student Center and Crossroads Cafe will be closed March 23-April 5.

  • Suspended/Postponed - No student activities or campus events will be held March 23-April 5.

  • Students are welcome to visit campus to meet with instructors during office hours for individual needs; however, no group study sessions or workshops should be held on campus.

  • In general, students may come to campus for any need other than meeting for classes. Our goal is to implement CDC-recommended social distancing on campus by limiting larger gatherings, not prohibit student access to support services. During this time, college employees are here to assist students with their needs. We encourage students to call or email when possible. Please see LETTER TO STUDENTS for more information.


  • NFC is temporarily suspending all college-sponsored student travel.
  • NFC is temporarily suspending all college-sponsored out-of-district employee travel, unless such travel is critical to the operation of the College.

Florida’s student population is at a low risk, but Florida is in a constant state of preparation to respond to COVID-19 and FDOE is available to assist as needed. Daily updates will be posted on the FDOH website and the FDOE website

NOTICE AS OF MARCH 12, 2020: NFC continues to remain open and fully operational. However, effective immediately, if you have previously approved, scheduled and upcoming College-related travel (ex. student field trips, conferences, or meetings), please cancel until further notice.

FACULTY & STAFF: Memorandum/Updates - March 12, 2020 STUDENT: Memorandum/Updates - March 12, 2020

  • Friday, March 13 – We are canceling all classes so that NFC faculty and staff can prepare for moving courses online for a two week period following spring break.

  • March 16 – The College will close for spring break and will use this time-frame to conduct deep disinfecting and cleaning.

  • March 23 – Faculty and staff will report back to work after spring break. NFC leadership will meet and assess current conditions.

  • March 23 – April 5 – Classes will be held via online instruction. During the two-week period of online instruction following spring break, the College will remain open for normal business operations. SEE LETTER TO STUDENTS

  • March 23 – April 5 – All campus events will be postponed or canceled.

  • April 6 – Face-to-face classes are anticipated to resume.

Take Precaution

We recommend the following practices provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
  • Stay home when you are sick 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

North Florida College Safety Measures

The health and well-being of our students and employees is our priority, and the College has put in place additional measures to prevent the spread of infection.

Travel Guidelines

Following guidance from the Florida Department of Education, North Florida College is taking additional precautions and requesting that students and employees who have traveled to ChinaIranItalySouth Korea, and Japan self-isolate and not come back to their campus or work location for 14 days after their return.  

The Florida Department of Health has also advised that individuals who recently returned from a cruise, should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States. If you become symptomatic immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.

All individuals who traveled on a river cruise on the Nile River in Egypt in February 2020, should self-isolate for 14 days following their return to the United States.


You can also subscribe to email updates from the CDC here.