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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,

The Roar, April edition, has unprecedented features in the wake of COVID-19 including: The first virtual Easter Sunday at the Susie C. Holley Religious Center: Beyond the Mask: A Virtual Town Hall Series and inspiring articles, some written by our faculty, highlighting students, and showcasing alumni who are making a difference.

What is the coronavirus? The novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. What are the symptoms? Some common symptoms that have been specifically linked to the 2019 coronavirus include: Shortness of breath A cough that gets more severe as time passes A low-grade fever (common colds do not have fevers) The full list of symptoms are still being investigated. How can we prevent catching it? Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, WPBT’s Your South Florida featured Dr. Preston Jones, Dean of FMU’s School of Business. The segment focuses on black entrepreneurship and business in South Florida. The program will center around a study published in the New York Times titled “Being Black in Corporate America,” which outlines the scarcity of diversity and inclusivity in the workforce as well as the lack of black professionals in executive positions.

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