Duval County

UNF encourages students to report COVID-19 violations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The University of North Florida is asking students to report coronavirus violations. Students are encouraged to submit a form if they are suspicious of a violation.

As of Friday, there were 235 COVID-19 related incident reports submitted to the Student Conduct Office at the University of North Florida.

Some areas of concern for reporting include someone not reporting a positive COVID-19 test, not self-quarantining, not following social distancing, not wearing a mask, or not taking proper sanitation measures.

Reports can be made against students, faculty or staff.

According to the UNF website, violation of policy could result in student code sanctions or disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion.

The dean of students said in a letter sent to students:

“The university will take swift action against any individual(s) who are intentionally putting the campus community at risk.”

So far, UNF has had 87 known COVID-19 cases, Florida State College at Jacksonville has 21, and Jacksonville University has had 28.

These numbers are far lower than compared to Florida State University, where more than 1,000 cases have been reported so far.

Action News Jax asked FSCJ if they are requiring violation reports to be submitted to the university. A spokesperson said the university is not requiring them at this time.