FGCU Cases

FGCU COVID-19 Cases

Starting with the fall 2020 semester, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is posting campus-related COVID-19 positive cases that have been reported. Earlier cases were reported by campus messages still available under “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates.”  In cases where an employee or student does not disclose a positive test, FGCU would not know about the case, and it would not be included in the posted information.

Positive cases are instructed to isolate in accordance with guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Student, employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit disclosure of the identities of individuals with COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is the statutorily designated entity to conduct contact tracing for positive cases of COVID-19, including informing individuals with exposure per FDOH guidelines. In addition, FGCU’s new COVID-19 campus management system with case investigators is in place and working with cases.

If you test positive for COVID-19; are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test; or are exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, please immediately update your FGCU Daily Health Screening app and follow the guidance provided.

FGCU Vaccination Overview

Based on our current population of students taking summer classes, 38% are known to be fully vaccinated. The university does not collect COVID-19 vaccination records for employees, and vaccinations against the coronavirus are not required to attend or work for FGCU at this time.

The known student vaccination rate is limited, based on information voluntarily self-reported into the Student Health Services Portal and data shared through Florida Shots, an online immunization data system for health providers and schools. The information supplied through Florida Shots will not include students who were vaccinated outside of the state of Florida, nor will it include the information of individuals who opt-out of sharing their vaccine data with the university.

We recognize our known vaccination rate is not a complete snapshot of our population, but we hope this transparency helps spur students and employees to get vaccinated prior to the start of the Fall semester.