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FSU sends alert after attendee at Alpha Tau Omega party tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 17:31:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University is asking anyone who visited the former Alpha Tau Omega frat houses last weekend to quarantine for two weeks after the university received notice that an attendee at one their events tested positive for COVID-19.

FSU confirmed Thursday that at least one individual attending an event at the former Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity houses at 733 West Pensacola Street last weekend has tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes after seven people were arrested after police shut down a "large" open house party at the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity house on Sunday. In the arrest report, FSU police noted that the house was the venue of "numerous parties" in recent days.

If you visited the house during this time, the university says you should immediately quarantine for14 days until Sunday, Sept. 6. They also recommend that you be tested for COVID-here.19 beginning Monday, August 31.

Even if you test negative for the virus, FSU says you should continue to quarantine until Sunday, Sept. 6.

"If necessary, students should contact instructors and inform them they will not be attending any face-to-face classes for two weeks," the university wrote in a message sent to students. "Faculty should not require documentation of illness related to COVID-19, but if you are in need of a letter of support the Office of Case Management Services can assist you."

Free testing/retesting for FSU students at the Donald L. Tucker Center COVID Test Site is available by appointment and on-site registration. To register, visit the University Health Services Testing website here.