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Campus Covid Safety

Welcome back to campus for a safe & healthy semester

According to our Joint Management Agreement (MOU), the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering follows the Florida State University guidelines for campus operations. This includes protocols for work and study on our campus during the pandemic. These are the policies and resources that are in place at Florida A&M and Florida State universities that affect our joint college campus. 

Jan. 3, 2022 UPDATE: FSU SAFER Team notifications

Following public health protocol for a surge, the FSU SAFER Team will attempt to reach high-risk positive cases in the FSU community first according to CDC priority. Please watch for emails from COVID19@fsu.edu for important COVID-19 information that pertains to your university activities, since not everyone may be reached by phone. Close contacts will be notified by email as they are identified so that we can continue to identify contacts via positive cases.

Given the transmissibility and rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the virus can spread significantly before an individual knows they are positive, making contact tracing less effective. Masking (KN95 or N95), distancing when possible, and handwashing remain important methods to prevent infection.

What You Should Do

  • Get vaccinated. We expect everyone to get vaccinated. It is one of the strongest defenses against transmission and serious complications from COVID-19. Vaccinations are available for university students, faculty, staff and the general public through both FAMU and FSU.
  • Continue using good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. 
  • Wear a mask. We expect you to wear a face covering or mask at all times when you are on campus or at a research facility.
  • Self-quarantine. We expect you to stay home when sick, self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19 no sooner than 24 hours after your symptoms begin.
  • Get tested. Schedule a free COVID test at either FAMU or FSU.
  • Self report. Self-report all positive COVID test results to the SAFER contact assessment team to protect the health of the campus community.

Daily Wellness Checks for All

Participating in a daily wellness check supports the overall health and wellness of the FAMU-FSU Engineering community. All students should complete the Daily Wellness Check Tool for their university (see links below) each day before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall. The Daily Wellness Check Tool asks if you have experienced symptoms or if you have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. Students who pass the wellness check can move about campus, observing social distancing guidelines and wearing a face covering. Students who do not pass the wellness check are highly encouraged to contact campus Health & Wellness at their university.