TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University is reinstating its nightly curfew for students living on campus due to growing concerns over a surge in local COVID-19 cases.
"The FAMU community is concerned by the increase number of COVID-19 cases nationally and locally in Tallahassee," Bomani Spell, the Dean of Students, wrote in a letter sent Friday. "We are aware of large, impromptu and planned gatherings on and off-campus by FAMU students who use social media to announce their intent to blatantly violate Leon County's mandate on large crowds and FAMU's COVID-19 conduct enforcement procedures."
As part of the curfew, students must be in their assigned residence hall from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and the rest of the weekend.
If you need to leave campus during curfew, students are directed to immediately alert their resident hall director immediately.
If you are caught in violation of the curfew, you could be subject to sanctions including immediate suspension from University Housing and the potential to be put on disciplinary probation, suspended or expelled from the university.
The curfew was previously lifted in October after cases fell on campus and within the county.
However, as of the latest update on the university's COVID-19 dashboard, 17 students tested positive in the week of Nov. 6. In total, the campus has recorded 145 COVID-19 cases this semester.
You can read the full letter from the Dean of Students below: