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FAMU Places Curfew On Students In Response To Large Gatherings

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Updated August 24, 4:20 pm

Florida A&M University has issued an indefinite curfew. Students must be in their assigned residence hall from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and midnight on the weekend.

FAMU Dean of Students Bomani Spell says if students break the curfew there will be consequences.

"If they are found in violation of the procedures, they can be immediately suspended from University housing. And they can be personally placed on depending on the severity they can be placed on disciplinary probation, they can be suspended from the university or if they are caught throwing parties they can be expelled from the university, said Spell.

For students that live off-campus, there may be more leniency but FAMU Dean of Students Bomani Spell says there are still consequences.

“So whether or not you live off-campus if we find evidence that you are attending and/or the person responsible for large gatherings you will be prosecuted under the FAMU’s COVID-19 Conduct Enforcement Procedure," said Spell.

The University requires face coverings in all buildings. Spell says if the school begins to see spikes in COVID-19 cases appear it may look to change their re-opening plans for the remainder of the semester.

Classes begin Monday. At Florida State University, some 46 students and a dozen employees tested positive for COVID-19 between August 2 and 15.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.