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Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a caring campus living experience for our residents that promotes healthy living. As a part of our efforts, Housing Facilities has taken the following necessary actions to establish enhanced cleaning practices in line with CDC recommendations:

All residents and staff are encouraged to login and complete the Safety Screening Checklist & complete the Return to Campus Check-in on FIU's P3 App each day. Available in the app store: Apple & Android

If you don’t have access to the app on your phone, you can complete it at https://go.fiu.edu/fiup3 

Hand sanitizer stations are located at every entrance of every building and on every floor next to elevator buttons, so everyone can sanitize their hands as they exit and enter the building.

  • On-campus Housing COVID-19 Protocol Update

    With highly effective vaccines available, FIU Housing and Residential Life is updating the isolation and quarantine protocols for Fall 2021.   If you have not taken the vaccine yet, we urge you to do so this week so that all of us can go into Fall 2021 protected against this serious disease. If you have friends who are not vaccinated, please urge them to get the shot.  We are fortunate that vaccines are free and widely available in our community and on our campus including our own vaccination site located in the Graham Center Piano Lounge at MMC to make it easier and more convenient to get vaccinated.

    Fully vaccinated people with NO COVID-19 symptoms following an exposure will be able to continue their daily campus activities, if they monitor for potential symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, and prepare to isolate if symptoms occur.  They should Get tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.

    Fully vaccinated people WITH COVID-19 symptoms. Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others off-campus and be seen by a healthcare provider for COVID-19. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of care.

    Students who test positive for COVID-19
    Students testing positive for COVID-19 should fill out the Panther Protecting Panthers app to notify the FIU Covid Response Team (CRT). They will provide guidance on the next steps. Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate in an off-campus location at their own expense. ​

    Students who are not fully vaccinated and are in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive will be expected to quarantine for the period determined by the CRT in their on-campus room or in an off-campus location.  Students should be evaluated by a healthcare professional for COVID-19. If COVID-19 symptoms occur, the student will need to be evaluated by a healthcare professional for COVID-19. If the student is determined to be positive for COVID-19, they will isolate off-campus for the recommended amount of time by FIU Covid Response Team (CRT).

  • How we are making move-in different

    The check-in process will be in person. After students complete their online check-in, their OneCard will give them access to their unit. Students will only have to interact with the front desk to retrieve the room key for their individual room.

    University Apartments will have a tent outside building A for students to pick up keys once they complete their online check-in.

    Students are required to sign up for a date to move-in, this will help prevent large crowds from forming.

    Students will sign up for a one-hour move-in time slot at fiu.edu -> Student Tools -> Student Housing -> MMC Housing -> Move-in Time Selection. For Fall, students will be able to select a date and time to arrive between from 9am to 7pm each day. 

    Carts will be available for check-out to assist residents. Carts will be sanitized between users.

    Residents and guests are encouraged to wear face coverings indoors at all times during move-in.

  • Expectations for living on campus

    Testing

    All residents, whether vaccinated or not, are asked to present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival to check-in to their residence hall.  The COVID-19 test should be PCR and should be taken within 5 days of your move-in date.   For students unable to test beforehand, testing will be available on-site at FIU on the day of move-in.

    Based on the Board of Governor's direction, testing is encouraged, but voluntary. FIU recommends that all on-campus residents participate in this program to assist in the University's mitigation efforts.

    Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are widely available in the US. All residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID 19 before moving in. The Pfizer vaccine is available at FIU for students and eligible members of their households. Visit FIU's COVID-19 Vaccine Program to make an appointment.  Residents who are vaccinated per CDC guidelines will not have to quarantine if exposed unless they are experiencing symptoms. 

    Face coverings

    All students, staff, and personnel are encouraged to use face coverings while indoors. Individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering are asked to wear a face shield as an alternative.

    Physical distancing

    Individuals are encouraged to maintain a distance of six feet apart. 

    Cleaner practices

    We encourage individuals to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Roommates are encouraged to have a daily cleaning regimen within their suite or apartment to maintain a healthy living environment.

    Stay informed

    We encourage all individuals to be informed on the signs & symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic.         

    If a resident or their roommates suspect someone may have been exposed to COVID-19, please immediately report it to the front desk staff. Professional Staff will be notified. Residents who may have been exposed will be placed in one of our quarantine buildings in University Apartments. For more information, please review the Repopulation Plan and Containment for FIU Housing & Residential Life.