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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 1, 2020 

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order urging Floridians to stay home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The order goes into effect Thursday night and expires on April 30, 2020, unless extended by subsequent order.

Based on this new development, FIU will extend remote work until at least Saturday May 2, 2020.

Remote learning is already in effect through the remainder of the Spring semester, as well as Summer A and C, which start May 10th. We are monitoring the situation with respect to Summer B, which is scheduled to begin Monday, June 22nd. We will provide updates as soon as we are able. 

Virtual Commencement

Virtual commencement will take place on Friday, May 8th. In the next few days, graduates will receive information about how to personalize their experience and access the ceremony. In addition to virtual commencement, spring graduates will have the option to participate in traditional ceremonies that will be added to summer and fall commencement.

AHC 4 closed for cleaning

The Academic Health Center Building Four (AHC4) at MMC has been closed for decontamination of some areas after an FIU employee who has been in the building recently tested positive for COVID-19. The building should reopen soon to researchers who currently have permission to access their labs. The researchers will be kept informed of progress and will be contacted when access is restored. The few members of the staff who could have come into contact with this person have been notified and are in self-quarantine.

Reporting COVID-19 cases

Because most of our university operations have been remote for more than two weeks, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of the university do not present a risk to other members of the community. However, in an abundance of caution, we are still attempting to keep track of any members of the community who might need our support as they fight this disease. Please review updated procedures that have been put in place to facilitate the sharing of information while observing federal and state privacy laws.

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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