September 10, 2021 – Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. released the following response to Alachua County Commission Chair Ken Cornell concerning the county’s emergency order.
Dear Chair Cornell:
In response to your letter of September 9th requesting that Santa Fe College seriously consider implementation of indoor masking requirements, please rest assured that we have implemented many protective measures including making masks widely available and providing them to employees, students, and guests. Soon, in addition to the various measures we have taken, we will be introducing a vaccine incentive program coupled with an informational campaign.
As we are unable to take the actions recommended in your letter, we will continue to work to protect the health and safety of our students and employees. However, we would also be interested in collaborating with local government, the University of Florida, and others to implement strategies to help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
We look forward to continued collaboration in addressing issues related to our community.