We continue to monitor the evolving conditions related to COVID‐19 and the status of our many partners in Innovation Park. Our staff is working remotely to support entrepreneurs with their early stage companies and hosting virtual programs to promote research going on in the Park. Check out our newsletter for more information related to these


Innovation Park Partners Status

FSU is following a phased reopening plan beginning in July. Social distancing protocols will be followed for employees, staff, and students. All employees will be tested for COVID‐19 before returning to campus. The Fall semester begins August 24. https://fall2020.fsu.edu/

FAMU is following a phased reopening plan beginning in July. Wave 1 begins June 15 and includes Senior Leadership Team and Finance. Wave 2 begins July 1 and will include 25% of employees. Wave 3 begins July 15 and will include 50% of employees. Wave 4 begins August 1 and will include 75% of employees.
Social distancing protocols will be followed for employees, staff, and students. The Fall semester begins August 24. http://www.famu.edu/index‐landing‐clean.cfm?coronavirus

TCC is also following a phased reopening plan beginning in July. Phase 1 target dates are July 6 – July 24 and will include 30% of employees. Phase 2 target dates are July 27 – August 12 and will include 60% of employees. Phase 3 target dates are August 13 – August 21 and will include all employees returning to campus. Social distancing protocols will be followed for employees, staff, and students.

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory staff are working from home and will not be hosting onsite users until further notice. Users and visitors whose research is impacted by these restrictions will be accommodated as soon as possible upon the reopening of their research program. https://nationalmaglab.org/message‐from‐the‐maglab‐director

Danfoss Turbocor is open and operating following its established safety protocols.

National Park Service had started to transition employees back two weeks ago but have shut down their offices again.

Department of Transportation Structures Research Center is open and operational.


Other Resources

Leon County Schools task force met on June 17 to discuss reopening. Surveys were sent out to parents in early July asking whether they want their children to return to the classroom or continue with virtual learning. Parents will have a choice if they are comfortable with their children going back. https://www.leonschools.net/covid19

PPE: The following link http://oevforbusiness.org/ppe/ includes companies and organizations that are located in Tallahassee‐Leon County and have indicated that they source, manufacture, or distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Contact the company and/or organization directly for product information and availability.

Leon County Testing Sites: https://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/covid-19/Health/Frequently-Asked-Questions-COVID-19-Testing

Leon County Mask Ordinance: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/FLLEON/2020/06/23/file_attachments/1480584/Leon%20County_Face%20Covering_FAQ_FINAL.pdf

CDC Covid-19 Dashboard: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

U.S. Food & Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/counterterrorism-and-emerging-threats/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) COVID-19 Projections: https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Center: https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/


We are all eager to get back to our work in Innovation Park, but our number one priority is the safety of our staff, members, tenants, and guests. We encourage all to follow recommended safety protocols such as social distancing, wearing masks, use of hand sanitizer, and limit gatherings to less than 10 people, just to mention a few. Innovation Park is a broad community of different organizations and everyone should follow their organization’s established practices to keep them safe.


Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in Innovation Park soon!