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FIU Coronavirus Updates

Advisory – FIU to students: Summer A and C will be remote and online only. Visit our FAQs for answers to specific questions regarding commencement, grades, refunds and more. Visit our coronavirus page for university updates, videos and more.

The FAQs are updated daily. Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Important Announcements 

  • Remote work extended until at least May 2, 2020
  • Virtual commencement scheduled for May 8
  • Updated procedure for reporting COVID-19 cases
  • Give us your feedback

Latest message: April 3, 2020

We have now completed three weeks of learning and working from home. For most of us, this has been a big adjustment that has come at a time of significant upheaval in other areas of our lives. 

As a whole, the transition to remote has worked well, but most of us could use a break from the long hours in front of the computer, children out of school, financial pressures and the bad news on TV. 

Experts are urging us to take time for self-care and mind our mental health. This becomes critical for us as we enter the final stretch of the semester and face another month of remote work and learning. The university community is coming together – as it typically does, especially during a crisis – to support each other. Below please find ideas and resources you can access to help you through the next few weeks.

Virtual events

To help you de-stress and stay connected to the university community, please visit the virtual events page, where you will find everything from study break stretches to virtual museum tours and 305 Cafecito chats.

Student mental and physical health

Counseling and Psychological Services is operating remotely and have staff ready to assist by appointment or during afterhours crisis situations. Please visit the CAPS website or call 305-348-2277.

The Student Health Clinics are seeing patients by appointment only. All patients should call ahead and speak with a provider prior to entering the premises. The COVID-19 test is available and is being administered according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Again, for the safety and welfare of all, please call ahead.

Contact FIU Student Health Services at 305-348-2401. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Faculty and staff health

FIU Health is seeing patients in person and remotely by appointment only. All patients must call ahead. Faculty, staff and other members of the community may contact FIU Health at 305-348-3627(DOCS). The COVID-19 test is available and is being administered according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Again, for the safety and welfare of all, please call ahead.

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Virtual Events 

Steer clear of cabin fever ⁠— and stay healthy, educated, and on track ⁠— by tuning in to these virtual events and activities. Get your workout in, take up new skills like cooking or meditation, visit FIU’s  “virtual museums,” and more.

A Message from Dr. Roldan

 

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Welcome to the FIU coronavirus resource page. We know you are worried and that is why we have created a place where you can come to find the most updated information regarding FIU operations and other resources.

The two most important things you can do at this time is stay informed and take steps to stay healthy and help prevent the spread of disease. Please wash your hands often and thoroughly – if you can’t get to a sink, use hand sanitizer – avoid touching your face, clean surfaces that are touched often and keep a distance of at least six feet from anyone who is sick.

At FIU we have a number of subject matter experts who are working together with administrators to make sure we are following Center for Disease Control protocols and making the best decisions to help keep the university community safe. FIU Health and the Student Health Clinics are ready to assist you, answer your questions and help you find the best approaches to any of your health concerns.

I wish you a great rest of the semester. And remember: Stay informed, stay healthy.

Eneida O Roldan, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care Network
Associate Dean for International Affairs
Professor
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine