FIU Staff Member Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Jordan Coll/Asst. News Director

Correction: This article initially was headlined “Professor Tests Positive For Coronavirus” and was incorrect. We regret the error and have amended the headline.

A staff member at FIU has tested positive for the Coronavirus according to an email sent by External Relations.

According to the email, the employee likely contracted the virus from a travel-related case and has not returned to campus, so far there have been no additional reports of possible cases.

Media relations would not release the name of the staff member but according to the email “there is no indication, thus far, that the FIU community has been exposed by this individual.”

Students are asked to continue their classes online for the remaining of the spring semester. As of today the Florida Board of Governors and the Chancellor of the State University System has declared all “Florida public universities to extend remote learning through the end of the spring semester and look for alternative ways to celebrate spring commencements,” according to the email.

Students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to remain home supporting social distancing for the remainder of the semester. Only students who are in need of accessing study materials will be permitted on campus. The campus will be closed to all visitors.

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