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FAMU requires COVID-19 testing every two weeks for students and staff

Posted at 6:18 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 23:09:59-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The new year is bringing more changes at Florida A&M University as a result of the pandemic.

The university instituting mandatory testing every two weeks for students and staff after the school saw 63 positive cases in the last seven days, according to their COVID-19 dashboard.

Students can register to get tested on their FAMU app, a new feature allows them to get upload their test results to the Student Health Services for quarantine if needed.

"When we first started off everybody was negative, and then we got positives; so, yes we can tell, and then the virus is in the community transmission," said Tanya Tatum director of Student Services.

The university currently has a curfew for students on campus to reduce the spread.