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Together we are stronger. And together we will protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community while we fulfill our mission to educate and enlighten.

Fall 2021 Covid-19 Plan


Learn About FGCU's Spring 2022 Covid-19 Plan

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Help us prevent the spread of the virus with FGCU’s random testing plan for students and employees.

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Vaccine Opportunities on FGCU's Campus

Moderna Vaccine Clinic Every Thursday

Student Health Services is taking appointments for a Moderna vaccine clinic scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday while supplies last. 

Students interested in starting the two-dose series, finishing it or getting a booster, should call 239-590-7966 to schedule an appointment. Clinic appointments are for students only. To be fully vaccinated, the Moderna vaccine is given in two doses at least 28 days apart. Student Health Services plans to offer Moderna vaccine clinics every Thursday afternoon going forward based on demand and as supplies last. FGCU strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but it is not required.


If you would like to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu or coronavirus while in Florida, check out the Florida Department of Health’s vaccine locators:

Planning to get a flu or COVID-19 vaccine while out of state? Find a location that works for you through the vaccines.gov national vaccine locator. You can also call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) to find COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.

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Vaccine Resources in Florida and U.S.



December holiday hours for COVID-19 test kit pick ups

Holiday hours and closures for the month of December have been announced for the COVID-19 PCR test pick-up table located in the Cohen Student Union. Otherwise, test kits will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Monday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday, Dec 22
    Open: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 31
    CLOSED
  • Monday, Jan. 3 – Friday, Jan. 7
    Open: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are feeling ill, please fill out the Veoci app health screener or call the COVID-19 Help Line at 239-590-1206.

Sick-visit appointments are available with Student Health Services. Strep, flu and COVID-19 tests are available for symptomatic students. Call 239-590-7966 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 tests are also available throughout the Southwest Florida community, including at the following sites:

Century Link Sports Complex
Location: Crown Point Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

Florida Department of Health – Lee County
Location: 3920 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Florida Department of Health – Collier County
Location: 3339 Tamiami Trail East, Building H, Naples, FL 34112


COVID-19 PCR saliva test kit distribution

COVID-19 test kits will be available throughout the Fall semester for FGCU staff, faculty and students.

Kits can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the atrium of the Cohen Student Union and at all FGCU COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to one of the pick-up locations. Please fill out your Veoci app health screener and a case investigator will reach out to give you further directions. 

You must register your saliva-based kit online with Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) prior to use. Follow all the instructions that comes with the test kit, including placing the label on the specimen collection tube. 

Each kit comes with a shipping pouch and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Kits returned to a FGCU collection bin after 3 p.m. will be picked up the following day. Keep in mind that kits dropped off on campus will not be picked up for shipping during the weekends. 

You can also mail your completed kit at any FedEx Office or FedEx Express location. Do not use a FedEx drop box or schedule a pickup, as it may delay your results. Find your closest FedEx location >

Kits need to be returned within 10 days for processing, and you will receive results typically within 24 to 48 hours. If you receive a positive test result, you will be contacted by a case investigator that will give them further instructions.

Drop off completed test kits between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except during holidays) in the bins at the following locations:
  • North Lake Village: Lobby of Ackert Community Center
  • West Lake Village: WLV Community Center
  • South Village: Lobby of Everglades Hall
  • Cohen Student Union information booth
  • University Police Department lobby
  • Campus Support Complex lobby


FGCU COVID-19 Cases

Florida Gulf Coast University is posting campus-related COVID-19 positive cases that have been reported. Earlier cases were reported by campus messages.

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Veoci app health screener

To assist you in assessing your health and keeping our community safe, FGCU is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to complete the Veoci app health screener questionnaire each day before you come to campus. FGCU has partnered with Veoci on this app.

Get Complete Details on VEOCI App

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