The COVID-19 testing site that was opened by FIU in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health, and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is up and running at the fairgrounds next to MMC, on Southwest 107th Avenue and 20th Street. Testing is free seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call 305-499-8767 for appointments. To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years old and have symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Federal aid for FIU students On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education provided guidance to universities for the distribution of emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. These grants will be funded by a $13 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund created by the recently passed CARES Act. The grants will provide emergency funds for students, including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
At FIU, we are currently working on a plan and application process for students to access these grants. Please look for details by the end of next week.