COVID-19 Learner Update (last updated August 18, 2021)
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COVID-19 Learner Update (last updated August 18, 2021)

As of Thursday, July 1, 2021, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has returned to pre-COVID operating procedures. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, as a precaution and to continue to #ProtecttheFAMUly, those seeking an in-person office visit may be required to submit to a temperature check and may be asked to wear a mask before entering the office.

August 18, 2021

CoPPS,IPH COVID-19 procedures: 

If you have been exposed to the COVID-19 Virus, please follow these procedures before returning to CoPPS, IPH classes.  

  • Anyone testing at the FAMU COVID-19 testing site will receive an email with their test results. The email (not screenshots of text messages) should be used for documentation.
  • Learners are instructed to answer their phones when called by the health department for contact tracing.
  • Once contact is made, the health department will provide the individual with a letter indicating when their isolation period is over and return to school and/or work.
  • In addition, Student Health will provide the College with a notice of “clearance to return to class” for learners upon presentation of their documentation

Please contact CoPPS, IPH office of Student Affairs, if you have questions. 

FAMU Campus Reopening Plan: To view the full plan, click here.

FALL 2020 CoPPS, IPH: Office of Student Affairs Operating During COVID-19 – Learner Information Click here

Learner Exposure Guidelines

Guidelines for the Student Pharmacist who suspects exposure to COVID-19 (on-site or off-site) or has symptoms:

Must get tested right away – whether dismissal from the site is due to the exposure or reporting to the site/University of a potential exposure

  1. Must adhere to CDC guidelines after testing:  isolate or quarantine:
  2. Must adhere to all applicable CDC guidelines going forward
  3. Must be tested a second time prior to returning to the site
  4. Must provide proof of “before and after” testing to the University and/or to the site (if required)
  5. Must comply with guidelines that your site might require of you
  6. Makeup time will depend on the preceptor’s recommendation
  7. Understand graduation may be delayed due to the extensive time missed from the experience

Any questions, contact

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and IPH: Grading Policy Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the University announced a modified Grading Policy to allow students the option of receiving either a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) or letter grade (A/B/C/D/F) in courses that are approved to offer the S/U grade.

Please note, the University grading policy modification EXCLUDES the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health. 

The College will continue with its current grading policy for the PharmD and Graduate

EXCEPTION: The BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) Degree Program
Courses in this undergraduate degree program may be taught by other Colleges. As such the directives of the University will apply. Please see the:  FAMU COVID-19 Grading Policy Modification for Spring Semester Courses on the website for guidance.

Click here to download the S or U Grades FAQs and Answers
Click here to download the Modified Grading Policy Guidance for Students

For questions or additional guidance, please contact CoPPS, IPH Office of Student Affairs: 850-599-3016

Temporary Remote College

In adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing protocols and guidance from the University, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health has moved from face-to-face to online instruction. In addition, the College faculty and staff are currently working from a remote location; however, the College remains available during our regular hours of operation.


The FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) remains functional for business.  However, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, please note the following modifications to operations.

  • For the remainder of the semester, classes and exams will be provided remotely for our students.
  • All faculty and non-essential CoPPS, IPH staff are asked to conduct all academic and business activities remotely.

If immediate service is needed, please see the following CoPPS, IPH phone numbers:

Main Office Number Office Number



Durell Peaden Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Campus


Ms. Carol Jones-Bonner



Office of Student Affairs Office Number



Continuing Education Mrs. Leola Cleveland



ESAP Dr. Sandra Suther



Institute of Public Health Dr. Cynthia M. Harris, Associate Dean, Institute of Public Health





Mrs. Marchelle Dunston Lawrence,

Administrative Assistant




Graduate Program Dr. Karam F.A. Soliman Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies




Dr. John S. Cooperwood Director, Graduate Programs



Ms. Yolanda Boronell

Coordinator, Graduate Programs

850- 561-2119

Ms. Gloria James

Director, Student Affairs

Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Selina Darling-Reed 850-459-3132
Division of Clinical Affairs Ms. Shirley Garrett



Tallahassee Pharmacy Practice Center


Dr. Charles Weaver 850-561-2588

Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center


Dr. Charlie Colquitt 727- 423-7828

South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center


Ms. Lori Mobley



Northeast Florida Pharmacy Practice Center


Dr. Frank S. Emanuel 904-391-3901

The well-being and safety of our CoPPS,IPH community is our top priority. Please see the home page, as they are regularly providing University-wide COVID-19 information.


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