Dear FIU family,
As we continue to repopulate our campuses, we are making several adjustments to our mitigation measures as we head into the summer and fall semesters, in accordance with Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent announcements and executive orders.
For Summer A/C, which begins on Monday, May 10, we will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and implement COVID-19 mitigation measures. Everyone is encouraged to continue wearing face coverings indoors, given that they are an effective layer of protection from COVID-19. Please read our Panthers Protecting Panthers guidelines for additional information.
As announced on March 23, we continue to work in consultation with the Florida Board of Governors and the other State University System institutions as we transition to pre-COVID operations and pre-COVID classroom capacity beginning at the start of Summer B, which begins on Monday, June 21, and through the Fall 2021 semester.
Preparation and education are our greatest assets in mitigating the impact of this virus in our university community. If you are sick, we ask that you stay home. And, as always, please continue to fill out the P3 app before starting your day on campus. Please look for an invitation to a town hall discussion later this summer, where we can address any questions or concerns.
In the spirit of Panthers Protecting Panthers, please continue to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, including frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
Ultimately, the most important step you can take is to get vaccinated. There are multiple locations locally where you may receive a vaccine. Vaccines are also available at FIU. Please check your email for available dates and times.
Vaccines are the best protection against this virus and are our only way out of this pandemic and toward normalcy. Vaccines and other mitigation efforts help protect those in our community who are especially vulnerable or cannot get vaccinated. Like you, I’m eager to get back to normal, but we must continue doing so thoughtfully and carefully.
For additional information, please visit our Panthers Protecting Panthers website. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to bring our university community back to our campuses.
Mark B. Rosenberg