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Date: September 16, 2020 To: University Community From: Office of Human Resources Re: COVID-19 Update 14 Yesterday, we were notified that a staff member who had been tested last week, received a positive result for COVID-19. Upon learning this information, we immediately followed the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols. We asked the staff member who he/she came in contact with on campus (i.e., worked within 6 feet of an infected person for a prolonged period of time, or at least 15 minutes). Thereafter, we alerted the identified individuals on campus who may have been in contact with the employee

FMU taps sports marketing pioneer Dr. Marc Williams to lead newly created STEM esports program Florida Memorial University (FMU), the only historically Black university in South Florida, recently appointed sports marketing pioneer Dr. Marc Williams as the Global Scholar-Practitioner to lead the first comprehensive STEM esports program at a historically Black university. A leading esports and Sport Marketing educator and thought leader, Williams will be responsible for creating an innovative STEM program that focuses on coding, technology, production, communications, esports, marketing and entrepreneurship, among other areas. FMU’s movement into esports is a component of FMU President Jaffus Hardrick’s ambitious plan to

Date: June 27, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: COVID-19 Update IX The safety and security of Florida Memorial University remains our top priority. This memorandum is to apprise the University community of two separate COVID-19-related incidents. Yesterday, we were notified that an on-campus employee--who had been self-isolating for the past ten days--has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning this information, we immediately followed the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols and alerted everyone who may have encountered the individual, required them to get tested, and directed them to exercise self-isolation until they received medical clearance. Additionally, the

To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: Re-Opening FMU Date: May 31, 2020 As we move into summer and the nation and the state reopen, Florida Memorial University (FMU) is also resuming operations. Florida Memorial looks forward to welcoming our students, partners, and community back to campus. During the height of the pandemic, FMU did not have any reported cases of the novel coronavirus on campus. Today, we continue to have a Safe Campus. We maintained a Safe Campus environment because our students, faculty, and staff were responsible and adhered to the precautions issued by the healthcare organizations. The agility, resilience, and strength,

Date: May 20, 2020 To: Faculty & Staff From: Office of Human Resources Re: FMU Protective Measures for Re-Opening As we begin to reopen our business operations, please review and observe the following protective measures to maintain a healthy work environment. For the safety of the campus community, FMU reserves the right to deny entry or send employees home, especially if one chooses not to comply with established guidance, or if someone displays symptoms of COVID-19. All persons on campus will be required to wear a mask. All visitors will be temperature checked upon entry and employees will have their temperature checked when reporting

Date: May 8, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: COVID-19 Emergency Student Relief Fund - Notification Since the passing of the CARES Act, colleges and universities across the country have been working through the complexities of administering these funds as directed by the U.S. Department of Education. Like other institutions, Florida Memorial University’s administration is also working diligently to finalize its application and procedures to release the Emergency Student Relief Funds on or before May 18th. Communication regarding student eligibility and award notifications, will only be sent to your FMU email address. Therefore, to ensure accurate delivery of communications and awards information,

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