COVID-19 Information & Updates
7/22/2020 | 10:30AM
Beginning for our Fall A Semester on August 31, 2020, Southeastern Institute will offer classes on campus, online, and in a hybrid format. All campuses will adhere to social distancing and PPE protocols. Campus resources will be operational, including the library, computer labs, and the allied health labs. Accessibility to administration will remain constant in order to support our student body. Campuses are working diligently to schedule ground sessions for all courses with special attention to limiting density on campus and in individual classrooms and labs. Please maintain close contact with your campus location regarding specific, individual needs you may have. As Southeastern Institute continues to monitor all local and state announcements, it is important that you keep checking our website for updates.
The well-being of our current and new students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors remains our top priority. We remain committed to your educational success and look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.
Southeastern Institute continues to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the present time, all Southeastern Institute campuses are operating under normal conditions and there are no known cases of COVID-19 among members of the Southeastern community. The school is managing risks, following all recommended guidelines provided by the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking all necessary precautions to protect our students, faculty, and staff.
We believe it is in the best interest of our students that all campuses operate in a normal fashion unless specific circumstances require immediate action.
Please contact your campus president if you become aware of a specific Coronavirus threat and follow up with your health care provider and county health department.
For information about student internships at medical facilities, please contact your campus dean.
Southeastern Institute Blackboard
If a threat is identified and a campus is forced to cancel on-ground classes, all classroom instruction will transition to Blackboard, Southeastern Institute’s online platform and learning management system. Blackboard can be accessed through a computer at the link below, or via tablet or smart phone by downloading the app for iOS, Android, and Windows.
Visit this link to login into Blackboard: Southeastern Institute Blackboard Login
Resources Available to the Southeastern Institute Community
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 Overview
- Coronavirus Situation Update
- About Coronavirus – FAQs, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment
North Carolina Florida Department of Health Resources
The North Carolina Department of Health (DOH) is operating a call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to questions: 1-866-462-3821.
South Carolina Department of Health Resources
The South Carolina Department of Health (DOH) may be reached at: 1-803-898-3432.
Update Your Contact Information
In the event of a campus emergency, Southeastern Institute uses the Omnilert System to notify students, faculty, and staff via phone calls, text messages, and emails.
Students: If you have recently updated you home or mobile phone numbers, you will need to notify your campus registrar immediately.
Faculty and Staff: If you have recently updated you home or mobile phone numbers, you will need to visit https://employee.oasispayroll.com/ and update their contact information. Employees can also reach out to HRforms@keiseruniversity.edu.
Everyday Preventative Health Tips
As we continue to monitor closely the emergence of the COVID-19 and given the uncertainty of the virus, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, students, visitors or others.
The Institute will continue to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. Cleaning sprays and wipes will also be available to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards.
Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak. Support services are available to employees who need assistance with this technology.
It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. Many times, with the best of intentions, employees report to work even though they feel ill. We provide Paid time off (PTO) and Personal time off (Faculty) to compensate employees who are unable to work due to illness. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.
Should an employee find themselves in a self-quarantine predicament the Institute is prepared to handle as follows:
- While we currently do not offer formal telework arrangements, Southeastern Institute will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from employees to work from home during this time. While not all positions are conducive to telework, those positions with primary job duties that can be effectively performed remotely will be given consideration.
- Should your position not be conducive to telework, PTO and/or personal faculty will be utilized to cover time away from the office. If for any reason PTO and/or personal faculty hours are depleted, the Institute will allow the “borrowing” or “advancement” of future PTO and/or personal time off to cover self-quarantine days.
Please note all other illnesses should follow our standard practices as addressed in the employee handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Campus President and/or Manager.