Thanksgiving Break Updates and Travel – Nov. 17, 2020

Dear FSU Community,

With COVID19 surging throughout the state, managing our way through Thanksgiving Break in the safest manner possible is going to be critical to our ability to remain operating as planned through the end of the semester.

We are encouraging all residential students to remain on campus throughout the break and are arranging for meals at no additional cost to you. Please note that if you do sign up to stay over Thanksgiving Break, the expectation is that you will not travel home at any point.

For students or employees who will be traveling outside of the state for the holiday, please recognize that you will need to satisfy all quarantine, isolation, and testing requirements in place at the time of your travel. These change frequently, so please be aware of the Massachusetts State requirements as they will impact your work and participation on campus.

COVID19 testing will be conducted on Tuesday, November 24 from 10-3, as is our usual schedule, and we encourage ANYONE with plans of traveling to participate in testing prior to travel to aid in keeping you and others safe. Please sign up for testing through Medicat. On Tuesday, December 1, we will test EVERYONE who is coming on campus for the rest of the semester as we did in late August and for those who have been out of the state you will need to quarantine for the prescribed period. Individuals choosing to travel or not observe social distancing practices even with family members, should strongly consider remaining off campus for the full 14-day quarantine period, which would mean nearly the remainder of the fall term.


Meg Nowak Borrego, Ph.D.