FGCU asking students to take COVID-19 test after reports of large parties

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 17:58:20-04

ESTERO, Fla — Florida Gulf Coast University is urging students who may have attended or hosted a large party since the start of the fall semester to take a COVID-19 test.

In a message from Vice President and Chief of Staff Susan Evans, she says the university has created a special two-day testing program at Student Health Services for this purpose.

The program will be on Thursday, August 27th, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Friday, August 28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Students must make an appointment by calling Student Health Services and bring a valid I.D.

Students must also complete their Daily Health Screening app and receive a green checkmark saying they can come to campus.

Appointments should only last between 10 and 15 minutes.

"Please don't be that student who ignored the rules and then ignored the COVID-19 test," Evans said.