Important Updates on Our Safety Policies Email from University Communications on September 29, 2020
Dear students, faculty, and staff --
As many of you know, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his decision to move the state into Phase 3 of his COVID recovery plan, allowing restaurants, bars, and other businesses to operate at full capacity and return to normal operations. While this is a noteworthy milestone for Florida, it does not mean we can let down our guard.
At this time, Jacksonville University is not making changes to our current safety policies. Face coverings are still required inside all campus buildings and whenever social distancing is not possible. In-person gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted. We will continue limiting capacity within our classrooms, labs, dining facilities and other indoor spaces. University employees who are working remotely should continue to do so, and meetings should be virtual.
We continue working closely with our public health partners at Mayo Clinic, and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local public officials. Just this week, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry extended the requirement to wear masks in public for another 30 days. It’s also important to note that the recommendations in Phase 3 still include avoiding large crowds, practicing social distancing, and other precautions that help protect our most vulnerable populations.
Now more than ever, we must continue to do our part to keep each other healthy. Our ability to stay on campus and safely complete this semester together depends on every member of our campus acting responsibly. Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus safe.