From August 2 to August 15 Florida State University conducted 3,222 tests for COVID-19 and 1.46% of the tests came back positive. FSU reported that the positive results included 42 students and five employees.
The 7-day average COVID positivity rate in Leon County is approximately 5.8% and for Florida the latest 7-day average positivity rate is approximately 8%.
Students who live on campus and test positive are moved to isolation for 14 days in the university’s designated COVID-19 residence hall or other isolation facilities. According to FSU officials, off-campus students will isolate in their off-campus residences for 14 days.
The university says any students, faculty or staff identified through contact tracing and assessment will also be notified and required to quarantine for 14 days.
FSU says clearance to return to campus and/or to their regular campus residence hall will be determined by appropriate university and CDC guidelines.
The university says it plans on releasing more information related to test results.