The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remain our top priority. In order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses, FIU will be adhering to updated guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the updated guidelines:

  • Individuals exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, no longer need to quarantine at home, but should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on Day 5.

  • Contact tracing and routine surveillance testing of individuals without symptoms are no longer recommended in most settings.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or feel sick and suspect you have been infected:
    • Isolate from others, stay home for at least five days (See Isolation and Return to Campus and FIU's Sick Leave Policy) and wear a high-quality mask around others at home and in public.
    • After five days, if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication and your symptoms are improving or you never had symptoms, you can end isolation.
    • Avoid being around people who are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 until at least Day 11, and wear a high-quality mask through Day 10.

  • Vaccines remain the most effective way to prevent severe illness from COVID-19, and antivirals are very helpful in combating symptoms.

  • Masks are recommended for use indoors in places where community COVID-19 levels are high.