Update to COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Program Operations

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Kyle Clark, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Florida State University will implement changes to the operation of its testing and vaccine programs, as well as its mask guidelines, in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 cases on campus and in the Tallahassee area dropped significantly since the beginning of the semester, and the demand for testing has declined considerably.

COVID-19 testing will move from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to University Health Services, effective Monday, April 4, 2022. Please visit https://uhs.fsu.edu/coronavirus/testing for more information.

The university will continue to offer the same high-quality PCR testing through the joint TMH-FSU lab to students, faculty and staff at no cost through the remainder of the spring semester. Effective May 1, 2022, students, faculty and staff will need to provide a method of payment (estimated cost of $100) or insurance information when getting this testing through University Health Services.

Individuals may also contact their primary care physician or find the nearest COVID-19 testing site on the Florida Department of Health’s website at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/.

The FSU COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, located at University Health Services, will continue to serve FSU faculty and staff through the end of the semester. The last day to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at University Health Services for faculty and staff is April 1, 2022. Individuals also may visit vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider. Vaccines will continue to be available for students at University Health Services.

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to fall, the CDC recently updated the status of Leon and surrounding counties to “low” community levels, meaning that indoor masking is no longer routinely recommended.

Everyone is encouraged to continue to stay up to date with vaccines and boosters, stay home and get tested if you have symptoms that may be COVID, and consider wearing a mask if you have significant concerns about potentially contracting or spreading COVID or other illnesses.