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FGCU will close on Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Eta

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 15:55:54-05

ESTERO, Fla — Florida Gulf Coast University has decided to close on Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Eta.

The university announced it on Sunday and said President Martin has consulted with its emergency response team.

The university is planning to reopen on Tuesday but will continue to monitor the storm.

Officials will re-announce Tuesday's final plans on Monday at 3:00 pm.

Officials say classes, business operations, meetings, and other activities will all be canceled.

This includes online and hybrid classes and applies to all FGCU locations, off-site, and on the main campus.

FGCU student housing staff will be given residential students' updates.

The university says essential personnel are expected to work on Monday but can contact their direct supervisor for questions and concerns.

If you are non-essential personnel, you will be on paid administrative leave on Monday.

FGCU Police & Public Safety will remain on campus to ensure security during the closing.

The university says campus buildings will remain locked on the Sunday schedule and accessed by card readers.

Updates regarding Tropical Storm Eta will be available online.

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