The FFMT Annual Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Symposium, scheduled for March 14, 2020, has been canceled. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 and decided to cancel the symposium for the safety of our participants. We are looking into the possibility of offering a virtual recruitment fair to provide access to Florida’s school districts for career opportunities. More information will be forthcoming. Since we’ve canceled the symposium, all current scholars have met the mandatory obligation of participation and no further action is required. It is our suggestion that you seek professional development opportunities from your college or university or your local school district to continue your preparation for entry into Florida’s classrooms.

As the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health have been educating the public about COVID-19, we are asking that you continue to follow CDC Guidelines for control of infectious respiratory diseases:

  • Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to the COVID-19-related virus.
  • Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can.
  • Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

We’d like to sincerely thank our school district representatives, presenters, and corporate sponsors for your support of and dedication to FFMT. School district representatives and sponsoring institutions will receive additional information regarding refunds within the next week. If you made hotel reservations or other travel arrangements, please be sure to cancel as quickly as possible. Thank you.

Best Regards,
FFMT Staff

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