TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Board of Governors have approved reopening plans for both Florida State University and Florida A&M University.
The plans were approved by the board on Tuesday.
Both universities submitted their plans to get approval for reopening their campuses for the Fall 2020 semester in August.
According to the presentations, the universities' plans covered important reopening concerns including:
- Maintaining a healthy campus and community environment
- COVID-19 virus testing
- Contact tracing and surveillance to prevent the virus from spreading
- Academic program delivery
Face masks will be required for all members of FSU's and FAMU's communities, along with visitors.
In addition, FSU is requiring that all employees must be tested before they will be allowed to return to campus; they will be offered a test at an FSU drive-through facility. At FAMU, employees are required to use face coverings when at work around other individuals or common spaces.
For both schools, the goal is to test all members of the universities' communities for COVID-19 and utilize contact tracing if there is a case identified on campus.
All individuals who intend to be physically present on FSU's campus will be strongly encouraged to undergo clinical testing for COVID-19 through a recognized testing procedure of their choice before returning to campus.