Welcome back to campus for a safe & healthy Summer 2021 semester
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Florida are relaxing much of the previous COVID-19 guidance, especially for vaccinated individuals. For example, individuals who are fully vaccinated (received the second shot for Moderna or Pfizer and one shot for Johnson & Johnson at least two weeks ago) no longer need to wear face coverings or social distance in most indoor and outdoor settings. The SUS Board of Governors released a statement on May 5, indicating that all SUS public institutions expect to "...increase classroom occupancy to pre-COVID capacity by the 2021-22 academic year and return to pre-COVID operations." The changing environment around COVID-19 requires that we adjust to balance safety and the changing landscape of 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.
What You Should Do
- Consider getting vaccinated. Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged 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.
- Use your best judgment. Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings in most indoor and outdoor settings (face coverings may still be required in university transportation, health care settings, and FAMU DRS). We strongly recommend that unvaccinated individuals continue wearing face coverings. Regardless of vaccination status, in large crowds and densely populated indoor areas, consider wearing a mask and social distance, if possible.
Guidance for Students
- Florida State University’s Return to Student Life information
- Florida A&M University’s information for students and parents
- FAMU-FSU Engineering campus events policy
- Engineering Event Request Form (events will NOT be approved without 14-day lead time. NO EXCEPTIONS!)
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.
- FSU Daily Wellness Check app for students, faculty, and staff (FSU students & employees)
- FAMU Daily Wellness Check for students, faculty, and staff (FAMU students & employees)
- Florida State University COVID-19 information
- Florida A&M University COVID-19 information
Face coverings and physical distancing are highly encouraged in all areas of the FAMU-FSU Engineering campus at all times. Both FSU and FAMU have information about proper face coverings and where to get masks if you don’t have them:
- FSU Face Coverings distribution
- FAMU will provide disposable and reusable face masks as part of the Return Kit, distributed during move-in on campus and at Coleman Library and other distribution points on campus.
Engineering Remote Learning Information
Student Resources for Summer 2021
- FSU Student Resources during COVID-19 and FSU Division of Student Affairs
- FAMU Student Resources during COVID-19
University Reopening Plans
- Florida State University (note that FSU manages our campus and facilities per the joint agreement, so we follow the FSU policy with regard to reopening facilities)
- Florida A&M University