Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Spring 2022 Semester

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2022
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FAU has updated its COVID-19 guidance for the Spring 2022 semester. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant during the past few weeks is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and all members of the university community have a shared responsibility to Protect Your Owl Family.

All students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear face coverings while indoors in any FAU facilities, including classrooms and laboratories. If you are sick, stay home. You may not be at high-risk yourself, but you may encounter others who have conditions that put them at risk of serious illness.

SHS-operated COVID-19 testing on FAU campuses will resume on Jan. 4. The schedule for the first week of January is below. Please note that due to the current high demand for COVID-19 tests, results may be delayed 36-48 hours.

  • Boca Raton - Tuesday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 6
    • 8 a.m – 12 p.m.
    • SH-46, Room 109 (Nations Multi-Purpose Room)
  • Davie - Wednesday, Jan. 5
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • SHS Davie Clinic
  • Jupiter - Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 6
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • SHS Jupiter Clinic
  • HBOI - No testing this week.

The regular schedule for the remainder of the Spring semester and additional details are available on the COVID-19 Testing page of the FAU coronavirus website. Information regarding community-based testing sites can be found here

FAU will also continue random COVID-19 testing during the spring semester. The selection process for this voluntary program will draw from those working and learning on campus. Participation in the random testing program is strongly encouraged even for those who are fully vaccinated.

The quick guide to COVID-19 exposure and symptoms has been revised to reflect recently revised protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Students and employees, if experiencing symptoms, are exposed to COVID-19 (even if out of the area) or test positive (561-297-3512, after hours select option 3), must continue to report to Student Health Services (SHS). 

All members of the university community are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19, receive booster shots if previously vaccinated, and get a flu shot. SHS has flu vaccines available for FAU students, faculty and staff at no cost. Visit the SHS website for schedules and additional information. 

Anyone who completed their initial Pfizer and Moderna vaccine series six months ago, or received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, is eligible for a COVID-19 booster. Refer to the links below for COVID-19 vaccine information and opportunities:

As the chancellor of the State University System of Florida and the chair of the Board of Governors stated in their letter to students, faculty and staff, we must all remain vigilant and follow the policies and protocols that help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Everyone is encouraged to review the updated FAU Health and Safety Plan and follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and the community. General questions related to the COVID-19 situation should be directed to FAUCOVID19@fau.edu