Thanksgiving Update: 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 the highest quality education and student experience by returning to in-person instruction in the safest possible environment. Next week, we will share our Spring 2021 Protect the Pride plan, designed to help us achieve this goal.
We all have a shared responsibility to keep each other safe. In this spirit, we have created the COVID-19 Compact, a code of conduct all Lions must agree to follow in order to Protect the Pride. We ask you to read and reflect on the Compact prior to your return to campus.
We encourage you to continue getting tested biweekly at home, if easily accessible, as everyone will need to provide negative test results no more than 72 hours in advance of your return to campus after the break. You can view our COVID-19 Dashboard anytime for the most recent results of our campus testing.
Online registration for Spring 2021 is now open. Click here for a special message from Provost Cooper on options for registration. If you have not done so already, please register for the Spring 2021 semester. We will provide a free WiFi Hot Spot to the first 100 students who register for Spring, clear the business office, complete their graduation paperwork (if eligible), and complete the 2021–22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by logging in to www.studentaid.gov. (Please note, the WiFi Hot Spots will be distributed upon return to campus for the Spring semester.)
With the holiday this coming week, the CDC has posted new recommendations for celebrating Thanksgiving, including travel suggestions.
If you are traveling internationally over the break, don’t forget to check the latest travel advisories by country on our updated COVID-19 website. Most countries have specific protocols you must follow regarding testing and quarantine upon arrival.
I wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are near or far, remember to S.P.R.E.A.D. Lion Pride and Stop COVID-19.
Dr. Jaffus Hardrick,
Please be safe while you are enjoying the holiday season.
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