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Date: December 22, 2020 To: University Community From: Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, President Re: University COVID-19 Update The Fall semester has ended, and we are looking forward to your return for the Spring semester. We remain dedicated to providing a safe campus environment for new and returning members of the Lion family. To bolster our successful S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride campaign (Sanitize, Protect, Respect, Educate, and Distance), we are proud to introduce the Protecting the Pride Plan, designed to help us provide the highest quality education and student experience by returning to in-person instruction in the safest possible environment. Due to the fluidity of the national

Thanksgiving Updated: FMU COVID-19 Greetings FMU Family: With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, let me once again express how thankful I am for our FMU family, and the way we have all come together to keep our community safe. Our S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride campaign (Sanitize, Protect, Respect, Educate, and Distance) has been successful, and we fully expect to continue the trend when we return to campus after the break. Please read below for this week’s updates. Protect the Pride Plan Your FMU leadership team is hard at work planning for your return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. Our goal is to provide

Date: November 14, 2020 To: University Community From: Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, President Re: University COVID-19 Update As you head home early for the holiday season, let me commend the way our FMU family has continued to prioritize the safety and well-being of our community. Our S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride campaign (Sanitize, Protect, Respect, Educate, and Distance) continues to make a strong impact on campus. Because of your cooperation, we continue to report zero positive cases. You can view our COVID-19 Dashboard anytime for the most recent results of our campus testing. Please read below for this week’s updates. Testing Update We encourage you to continue getting tested

Date: November 6, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: University COVID-19 Update As we enter the month of Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks to our FMU family for your diligence in keeping our community safe. We have seen great strides with students, faculty, and staff adhering to our S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride campaign (Sanitize, Protect, Respect, Educate, and Distance), and taking the health and well-being of your fellow Lions seriously. Please read below for this week’s update. Testing Update Please remember, all students, faculty, and staff on campus must be tested every two weeks. Rapid testing is available to all students on

Date: October 31, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: COVID-19 Update Let me express how thankful I am to each and every member of our FMU family for your commitment and dedication. Providing a safe environment to keep our students learning and growing is our priority. Our goal is to get students across the finish line and be successful. Faculty and professional staff play a critical role in achieving this goal. It has taken everyone’s collective efforts to persevere through a challenging semester, and for this I am grateful. We have launched our S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride campaign (Sanitize, Protect, Respect, Educate,

Date: October 27, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: COVID-19 Update Florida Memorial University, like other universities, continues to adjust and provide a quality education to our students while managing challenges imposed by the global health pandemic. The health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff has been and remains our top priority. I want to extend my appreciation to our campus community, who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to helping keep our FMU safe. Outlined below are the latest updates regarding our COVID-19 protocols. Testing Update As reflected in our COVID-19 Dashboard, there were no new reported cases of COVID-19 as

Date: October 16, 2020 To: University Community From: Dr. Jaffus Hardrick President Re: University Update Greetings FMU family: I am writing to share updated information regarding classes and activities for the remainder of the Fall semester. The health and well-being of our entire community is our priority, and it is with you in mind that these decisions were made. Academics Beginning Monday, October 19, we will transition to remote learning. Students who reside on campus have the option to leave any time between now and November 13, prior to the Thanksgiving break. All students must officially check out of the residence halls by 5:00 PM on

Date: October 11, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: Critical Update: FMU COVID-19 Greetings FMU family: Over the past few days, Florida Memorial University (FMU) has been the subject of negative press and social media posts. These communications imply that the University has not been forthcoming about the status of COVID-19 on campus. It is not and never has been our intention to hide critical information from our University community. Please know that negative and inaccurate messaging is damaging to the University and hinders our ability to garner much-needed resources for our students. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff has been

Date: October 1, 2020 To: University Community From: President Jaffus Hardrick Re: COVID-19 Update 15 I want to extend my appreciation to the campus community who have demonstrated tremendous commitment to the University during this difficult time. Please be assured that the health and safety of all our employees, customers, and vendors are always our priority. Earlier today, we were notified that an increased number of students and staff members who were tested this 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. Contact tracing has been initiated and

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

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