COVID-19 Update 14

COVID-19 Update 14

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 and directed them to self-isolate and be tested or retested for COVID-19. Additionally, the University aggressively cleaned and sanitized the potentially impacted areas. After the required self-isolation period and medical clearance, we look forward to welcoming the impacted individuals back to the campus community.

Since March, the Division of Finance and Administration has installed directive signage, established new security standards, increased sanitization, and emphasized social distancing. These measures have kept us safe and limited our exposure to the virus. The University continues to engage in protective measures such as the installation of face shields in high traffic areas, sanitization of classrooms after each use, and disinfection of all areas multiple times per day. Additionally, the University supplies personal protective equipment to all campus personnel. It is our prayer that the all who are impacted remain well and safe. We will continue to provide updates on developing situations.

As directed by local executive orders, the University requires everyone to wear masks, frequently wash their hands, and practice social distancing while on campus. Refusal to wear a mask and practice social distancing may result in removal from campus. Please do your part to keep our community as safe as possible.

Should you need support services, they are available to you through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). To learn more about the Lincoln Financial EmployeeConnect program (EAP), visit www.GuidanceResources.com and/or call 888-628-4824.

The safety and security of Florida Memorial University remain our top priority.

 

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