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Travel Information

Travel Restrictions

FAMU is suspending all university-related international travel for the foreseeable future, effective immediately. We strongly urge all students, faculty and staff to reconsider plans for personal international travel. 

Effective immediately, all university-related domestic travel is prohibited unless approved by the divisional vice president or President Robinson. 

Students, staff and faculty involved in Study Abroad programs should contact the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at 850-599-3295 immediately for more information.

The FAMU Athletics Department is suspending all athletic activities, effective immediately.

Self-Isolation Protocols

The University requires that all faculty, staff and students who return from international travel to self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days after their return.  

Those who have been in close contact with anyone who has travelled internationally should self-monitor for symptoms and should contact their physicians for further instructions. 

Failure to comply would violate section 9.5 of the Student Code of Conduct or, in the case of faculty and staff may result in disciplinary action.

University residence halls will remain open.

Students who need to self-isolate and/or monitor for symptoms should do the following:

  • Notify Student Health Services by emailing studenthealthcenter@famu.edu that you are to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms. You will need to provide your name, student ID number, and a phone number where you can be reached.
  • We will email instructions and a symptom monitoring form.
  • Contact your professors for alternate assignments and accommodations during this 14-day period. 

All students, faculty and employees who return to the United States from affected areas, that live with a person that just returned to the US from an affected area, or that have been in contact with persons who have confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days after their return to the US or last contact with an impacted individual.    

Information for persons monitoring for coronavirus:
This information is to help you closely monitor your health for up to 14 days because you may have been exposed to coronavirus.  This does NOT mean that you will get sick with coronavirus.  It is very important for you to monitor your health so that you can quickly receive care and treatment if you do get sick.  Based on what is known from other coronavirus infections, 14 days is the longest time between when you were last exposed to coronavirus and when symptoms begin.

What are the signs and symptoms of coronavirus?
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever and cough.  Some people also report difficulty breathing, more rarely sore throat, muscle aches and abdominal discomfort. These symptoms can also be due to many other illnesses.  If you develop a fever or any symptoms, it does not mean you have coronavirus.

How should you monitor your health during this time?
You will be asked to use a temperature log (attached) to record your temperature and possible symptoms.  Record this information twice each day.

Practice protective and careful measures during this time.

  1. You should avoid contact with others to reduce the risk of secondary transmission.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  3. Wash your hands often using soap and water or a hand sanitizer that is 60% - 95% alcohol
  4. Wear a mask when you are around other people, pets and when you enter a healthcare providers office
  5. Do not travel or use public transportation

Instructions for monitoring your temperature and symptoms:

  1. Take your temperature 2 times a day - once in the morning and once in the evening
  2. It is recommended that you take your temperature orally with a digital thermometer
  3. If you forget to take your temperature, take it as soon as possible.
  4. Document your temperature readings on the form provided
  5. Document any other symptoms you may be having - cough, fever, difficulty breathing

What to do if you become ill during this monitoring period?
DO NOT GO to a clinic, hospital or emergency room without calling first.  If your symptoms are mild, it is possibly that you may be able to remain at home.  Be sure you let your healthcare provider know that you had recent travel to an affected area or are in a household with a person that has recent travel to an affected area.

  1. The Florida Department of Health has established an information line at: 866-779-6121.  You are encouraged to contact them 24/7 for your questions. 
  2. If you feel your symptoms are serious and you need immediate medical attention (shortness of breath, temperature over 102, chest pain, etc. call 9-1-1, and explain that you are being monitored for potential exposure to coronavirus and need emergency medical attention.

How does this self-isolation impact the following:

  1. Classes, on campus Housing and Dining - contact the Case Manager, Kimberly Ceaser at kimberly.ceasar@famu.edu or call 850-599-8513 for assistance
  2. Work - contact your employer
  3. Campus Involvement - you should limit your interactions with others as much as possible
  4. Roommates - you should isolate in a private area with a separate bathroom if possible

What resources can I access if I need to talk to someone?

  1. The FAMU Office of Counseling Services (850-599-3145)
  2. Students may also call WellConnect at 833-848-1765 for phone or online support
  3. Employees may access support through Resources for Living at 1-800-272-7252

Do I need to do any of the following:

  1. Wear a mask - you only need to wear a mask if you are having symptoms (coughing, fever, shortness of breath)
  2. Disinfect my home - you should clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily

Where can I get more information?

  1. Check the FAMU main webpage for health alerts
  2. Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center   1-866-779-6121
  3. Florida Department of Health
  4. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

14 Day Incubation Period for Observations

Take your temperature twice a day, in the morning and in the evening and write it down.  Mark if you have any of the symptoms: circle “Y” for yes and “N” for no.  Don’t leave any spaces blank.

Date

Time

Temperature

Cough

Fatigue or aches

Shortness of breath

Diarrhea

Chills

1

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

2

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

3

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

4

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

5

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

6

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

7

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

8

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

9

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

10

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

11

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Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

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Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

12

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

13

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

14

AM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

PM

 

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N

Y      N



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