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University COVID-19 Guidelines and Expectations

The following guidelines and expectations are a part of the overall Florida State University Fall 2020 Plan. As stated in the plan, our goal is to provide a healthy and safe environment for all members of the university community. To help ensure this goal is met, students will be required to adhere to the guidelines and expectations outlined in the plan and the Guidelines for Events and Gatherings. We each play a role in our community's effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Recognizing this reality is crucial to preserve the level of instruction and campus life we want to offer. Although it is our aim to take an educational and proactive approach, noncompliance with guidelines or expectations may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Because circumstances are fluid, there may be updates to these guidelines and expectations. These changes will be included in updated versions of this document and will be communicated to the university community as applicable. Below is a summary of guidelines and expectations. Refer to Stay Healthy FSU to see the requirements in their entirety.

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Face coverings are required in all indoor facilities on campus. Students will not be permitted to attend face-to-face classes, attend events, or access services indoors without the proper face coverings. Face coverings are also required at outdoor events and any outdoor venue where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings will be available in multiple locations on campus if a student does not have access to or has forgotten their face covering.
  • Avoid mass gatherings and adhere to adjusted room capacities for indoor events.
  • Student organization travel is restricted to within the Leon County area.
  • Follow protocols for specific facilities such as dining halls and campus recreation facilities.
  • Comply with any COVID-19 testing requirements, if applicable.
    • All students are highly encouraged to be tested.
    • Specific populations of students may be identified as high priority and will be required to be tested (e.g. students participating in high congregate activities or living in on-campus residence halls).
    • Students can register for testing at the FSU testing site here.
  • Comply with the SAFER (Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response) Program/Surveillance, if applicable.
  • Comply with any quarantine and isolation direction, if applicable.

Daily Wellness Check

Participating in a daily wellness check supports the overall health and wellness of the Florida State community. All students should complete the Daily Wellness Check Tool in the MyFSU MobileApp or portal 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. Some campus venues including the Leach Center, Fitness and Movement Clinic, and FSU Libraries, among others, may require students to show they passed their daily wellness check. Students who do not pass the wellness check are highly encouraged to follow the instructions provided on the MobileApp.

Contact Assessment

Because the University prioritizes the health and safety of our community during this public health emergency, any information reported to the University for purposes of contact assessment and exposure mitigation will not result in an individual student or student organization being charged with a violation of University policy if the student or organization cooperates fully and truthfully with the University or public health official.

Student Travel Policy

  • FSU student organizations and recognized groups will not be permitted to travel outside of the Leon County area to attend an event or otherwise represent Florida State University in any event or competition through December 31, 2020. Any such travel, regardless of funding source (University, organization, or personal funds), is not permitted for group travel.
  • Requests for exemption for essential travel for individual students in accordance with University-wide travel guidelines, shall be reviewed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Florida State University will continue to monitor conditions and will determine the viability of student organization travel during the spring semester at a later date.
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