Florida State University has updated their Return to Student Life 2021 procedures based on the Board of Governors’ direction, all testing, proof of vaccination, or proof of positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days is strongly encouraged, but voluntary. As such, choosing not to participate in this process will not penalize students in any way or prevent students from engaging in in-person activities. Florida State University recommends that all students participate in this program to assist in the University's mitigation efforts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their second shot in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
For those considering vaccination, please consult the timetable to ensure you reach full immunity at least 14 days prior to your participation in the Seminar.
The University does not intend for students to incur any direct costs for COVID-19 testing or COVID-19 vaccine. When scheduling your COVID-19 test, ensure you are entering the University Health Services COVID-19 Testing Scheduler by selecting 'FSU Faculty/Staff/Student' on the University Health Services website.
You are required to schedule your COVID-19 test for a test date within two days prior to the first day of Seminar activities: 08/13/2021 for facilitators/coordinators; or, 08/16/2021, for participants. Appointments will be available via the University Health Services website.
Yes. The testing requirement isn’t based on where a student lives. You will be required to complete testing at the FSU Testing Center or opt out of the testing requirement by showing proof of full vaccination or a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days.
Per CDC guidelines, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.
If you have not been vaccinated, and contact tracing determines you have been in close contact with a known COVID-19 case, you will be required to quarantine, even if you don’t have symptoms. Any student required to quarantine will not be allowed to participate in any in-person activity or event at FSU, including the Service Leadership Seminar.
The clearance protocols are not mandatory but are highly recommended.