In a statement to The Lily, Gibbs said, "As FSU looks toward resuming normal campus operations — as conditions allow — we felt a responsibility to provide our employees notice of our intention to return to our standard telecommuting agreement that requires dependent or child-care arrangements while working remotely."
"If employees do not have day care options or choose not to send their children to school in the fall, they should work with their supervisors to identify a flexible work schedule that allows them to fulfill their work duties and their family responsibilities," Gibbs added.
As of Thursday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health is reporting 169,106 total cases of coronavirus, with 15,150 hospitalizations and 3,718 deaths as a result. Single-day COVID-19 cases in Florida have surged as of late, hitting a record-breaking 10,000-plus cases on Thursday.
According to leonschools.net, public primary, secondary and high schools in Leon County are scheduled to resume on Aug. 10, while WCTV2 reports FSU has delayed employees' return to campus from an original plan of July 6. FSU reports that classes for their fall semester are scheduled to begin on Aug. 24.
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