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Florida A&M lifts on-campus student curfew on Friday

FAMU Campus
Posted at 2:54 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 23:58:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Citing a "manageably low level" COVID-19 positivity rate, university officials announced that the curfew on Florida A&M University's campus will be lifted on Friday.

The university has also loosened the restrictions on on-campus gatherings, allowing up to 30 participants with appropriate mask wearing and social distancing.

Previously, the nightly curfew for students living on-campus ran from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on weekends.

While the curfew has been lifted, the university said it "reserves the right to revisit a curfew or any other measures if there is a spike of COVID-19 cases on campus."

Students must continue to adhere to our their Emergency Procedure Guidelines that consist of the following:

  • Wearing of a facial mask
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Submitting to a digital thermometer when entering offices
  • Must notify Student Health and stay in the residence if having symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff at FAMU are also asked to take the self-assessment on the FAMU app before arriving on campus or attending class daily.

Any violation of FAMU’s Emergency Procedures is still considered an offense in the Student Code of Conduct with penalties that can lead to suspension from the university.

"We would like to thank students, parents, staff and faculty for adhering to our Emergency Procedures and for continuing to 'Protect the FAMUly,'" officials wrote in a press release. "We will remain diligent in our efforts to combat the spread of the virus on our campus and will keep all stakeholders informed of our progress."