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FAMU DRS closes campus until Nov. 30, switches back to distance learning due to COVID-19 cases

Posted at 1:59 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:01:36-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — FAMU DRS is once-again closing it's campus and switching back to all remote instruction after being notified of COVID-19 cases.

Thursday morning, school officials said the Leon County Health Department notified FAMU DRS administration of two confirmed COVID-19 cases affecting our campus.

As result, FAMU DRS closed its campus at 1 p.m. and will remain closed until Monday, November 30. All K-12 student instruction will transition to the district’s distance learning platform and no one will be allowed to return to the campus before Nov. 30.

"During this time, all buildings will be thoroughly sanitized and cleaned per guidance and instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)," school officials wrote in a release.

If you have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases, the Leon County Health Department will contact you and provide you with further instructions.

This is the second time the campus has been closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

In September, COVID-19 concerns forced a closure. The school didn't reopen its campus until October.

FAMU DRS will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to students via curbside at the Orange Avenue entrance on Friday, November 13, 2020, and the week of November 16, 2020 – November 20, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. each day. The school will observe the Thanksgiving Holiday Break the week of November 23, 2020 – November 27, 2020.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the DRS administration.