Weekly Testing Update - Dec. 3, 2020

Dear FSU Community,

Our test results from Tuesday, Dec. 1st, resulted in 5 positives out of 889 tests administered. Contact tracing began yesterday to identify and quarantine all close contacts. All of the latest data is now viewable on our COVID19 Dashboard.

There are less than three weeks to go in the semester. COVID19 continues to spread rapidly across Massachusetts, so we must all continue to be vigilant through finals. I’m grateful to all of you who have done such a good job following our health protocols this semester. I’d especially like to thank the students who remained on campus over the break. I know how hard it must have been being away from family and friends. I’m also grateful to those currently self-quarantining while waiting for a negative test and/or 14 days to transpire. All of your collective efforts have been crucial to keeping our campus open.

The Health Center is teaming up with the Framingham Health Department to offer a Last Chance Flu Vaccine Clinic (see attached flyer) for the FSU community next Wednesday, Dec. 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Athletic Center Gym. Every student MUST get vaccinated for the flu this year, by order of the Baker Administration (The only exemption is those students who have all remote classes and will NEVER be on campus next semester, even once). Students will be unable to move back into the residence halls for spring semester without documentation of the flu vaccine. We also strongly urge all faculty and staff to get vaccinated.

As always, please keep wearing your face coverings (both inside and outdoors, even when social distancing), practice social distancing and good hygiene, and monitor your health for symptoms daily.

Stay safe,