April 3, 2020 Coronavirus Advisory
Governor Ron DeSantis’ stay at home order became effective today at 12:01 a.m., Florida A&M University (FAMU) Development Research School (DRS) has been granted permission to continue to distribute meals for breakfast and lunch.
The district is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s nutrition program, which classifies meal distribution services as essential to daily survival.
“We are extremely grateful to be able to continue to serve our community,” said Micheal Johnson, FAMU DRS superintendent. “We’ve been able to extend this service to any student under 18 years old, and no child will be turned away.”
Pre-packaged meals for breakfast and lunch are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until noon or until supplies last. The meals are available in FAMU DRS’ circle drive facing Orange Avenue.
March 31, 2020 Coronavirus Advisory
FAMU Rattler’s Nest Closed Until Further Notice, Food Court Remains Open For Carry-out
Florida A&M University Business & Auxiliary Services announced Tuesday that the Rattler’s Nest will be closed until further notice as a result of the need for safety measures to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Carry-out dining services will continue to be available at the Food Court located in the Student Services Center.
FAMU Extends Telecommuting For Most Employees Through April 30
March 30, 2020 Coronavirus Advisory
Florida A&M University has extended telecommuting rules through April 30, on the heels of the White House announcement to stem the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) this weekend.
“We encourage staff, where possible, to work from home or remotely to maintain central operations of the University,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “This is an unprecedented time, and we are counting on faculty and staff to do all they can to maintain the academic and fiscal integrity of our operations during this difficult period. Our students and their parents are counting on us.”
On March 17, the University announced plans to transition to temporary remote work for most employees through Sunday, April 6. However, with the Sunday announcement by President Donald Trump, the rules are being extended to April 30.
In the interest of safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19, Robinson has urged supervisors to encourage their staff to work remotely as much as possible to promote social distancing. Employees need to fill out telecommuting forms, signed by their supervisors, before they begin to work remotely. Meetings, including the weekly Leadership Team meetings, have migrated to Zoom and other forms of remote communication.
Remote instruction has been extended to the end of the spring semester. Summer Sessions A, B and C will also be conducted remotely or online. The University has distributed more than 300 laptops to accommodate faculty and students who will be teaching and learning online or remotely.