Weekly Testing Update – Dec. 17th, 2020

Dear FSU Community,

Our test results from Tuesday, Dec. 15th, resulted in 3 positives out of 655 tests administered. Contact tracing began yesterday to identify and quarantine close contacts of the individuals who tested positive. All of the latest data is now viewable on our COVID19 Dashboard.

I'd like to remind everyone about our testing schedule for students and employees on campus during the final week of the semester and over the Winter Break. The last COVID testing day of the semester will be held on Monday, December 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please note the change from our regular weekly testing day of Tuesday. To ensure that we have adequate test site staffing, people must sign up to participate in testing at https://framingham.medicatconnect.com/.

We will NOT be testing on campus between Christmas Day and News Years Day (Tuesday, December 29).

The testing for those living and working on campus during winter break will be as follows:

· Tuesday, January 5, 9:30-12:30

· Tuesday, January 12, 9:30-12:30

· Tuesday, January 19, 9:30-12:30

Classes for the Spring semester will resume on Monday, Jan. 25th, a week later than was originally scheduled due to the cancellation of Spring Break. Every student will be required to be tested upon their return to campus on January 24th or January 25th.

Also, any students who still haven’t provided documentation regarding the flu vaccine must do so as soon as possible in order to return to campus this spring. Documentation can be uploaded to the Medicat Portal in the FSUgo app or online at Medicat (https://framingham.medicatconnect.com/).

In an effort to maintain or improve our practices for next semester, we ask for your input on our COVID-19 mitigation practices for this term. We would appreciate everyone’s input and feedback.

Click here to take the student survey: FSUCOVID19STUDENTSURVEY

Vaccinations for COVID19 are currently being distributed around the country, and many health professionals are confident that life will be much closer to normal by the summer. But we still have a long way to go to get there.

We need to maintain the same level of caution and vigilance through the Winter Break and Spring Semester. Keep wearing your face coverings, practice social distancing and good hygiene, and monitor your health for symptoms daily.

Stay safe,