The university community is transitioning to a post-COVID next normal with a healthy university our top priority. We’re counting on you to protect yourself and other Panthers through our Healthy Living habits: stay home if you feel ill, face coverings are strongly advised if indoors, wash your hands frequently, sneeze or cough into your elbow, make sure your vaccines are up to date and, above all, respect people’s choices.
This fall, FIU is focused on promoting healthy living for our students, faculty, staff, and community. Below is some important information to ensure you have a safe and successful semester.
FIU is adhering to updated guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please remember that vaccines remain the most effective way to prevent severe illness from COVID-19. FIU Health, 305-348-3627(DOCS), and the Student Health Clinics, 305-348-8385, have first and second doses of the vaccine for those eligible. Please call for an appointment.
Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized an updated booster vaccine (bivalent booster) that targets both the original strain and Omicron variants. Updated boosters are available at FIU Health and the Student Health Clinics. Please call for an appointment.
Please respect the choices of others regarding mask wearing. Frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer also help mitigate the spread of infection.
The university will no longer use the P3 app to report COVID symptoms or infections. The P3 app and the Panthers Protecting Panthers webpage will be updated frequently with relevant information and resources for the FIU community on healthy living practices.
Cases of monkeypox are on the rise, both in Florida and across the country. On August 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. While the risk of monkeypox to the general population remains low, it is important that everyone is informed about this disease and remains vigilant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the disease spreads through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.
Symptoms of monkeypox include:
- Muscle aches and backache
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Respiratory symptoms, such as sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough
- A rash that may be located on or near the groin or genitals but could also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash looks like pimples or blisters.
If you have symptoms of monkeypox, please contact your healthcare provider immediately. Students with concerns may contact FIU Student Health Clinics at 305-348-8385. Faculty, staff and other members of the community may contact FIU Health at 305-348-3627(DOCS).
FIU Health, 305-348-3627(DOCS), and the Student Health Clinics, 305-348-8385, have vaccines for those eligible. Please call for an appointment.
You can get your flu vaccine on campus. Please call FIU Health, 305-348-3627(DOCS) or the Student Health Clinics, 305-348-8385 to make an appointment.