FGCU temporarily closes recreation center after two students test positive for COVID-19

Kaitlin Greenockle
| Fort Myers News-Press

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Florida Gulf Coast University closed one of its campus recreation centers Friday after two students tested positive for COVID-19.

Those students recently participated in activities at the University Recreation and Wellness Center and it was likely that other students were in close contact with them, according to an email sent by FGCU Vice President and Chief of Staff Susan Evans.

At 5 p.m. Friday, the center closed temporarily for deep cleaning and to allow case investigators to identify any students who will need to quarantine in addition to the two students who are positive.

The two students with COVID-19 will be isolated and the center will be closed until further notice, Evans stated in the email.

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All other campus recreation facilities will remain open.

“If you were in the Center this week and believe you were exposed to COVID-19 – or have concerns you may have been – please call our COVID-19 hotline at 239-590-1206,” Evans said in the email. 

The University Recreation and Wellness Center’s website will have information on reopening.  


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