Welcome to the University of Florida’s website outlining how we can all have the safest and most productive semester possible as we work together to combat COVID-19.
Led by UF Health’s scientific and medical researchers, UF has increased its in-person course offerings for Spring 2021 and is excited to welcome more students back to campus, even as others continue in hybrid or online formats. This website is where you will find the details on how you can have a successful spring semester, including information for students & families, faculty & staff, and visitors. We will update this site regularly and hope you bookmark it.
As Gators, we are characterized by our resilience and determination to press forward in the face of challenges. We hope you will join us as we care for one another, practice healthy behaviors, and embrace the spirit of learning and discovery that makes UF a leading public university in the country.
Let’s continue to do great things!
Between Jan. 3-14, UF Health’s Screen, Test & Protect had performed 27,000 COVID-19 tests. Of the 17,308 people tested between Jan. 7-14, the COVID-19 positivity rate was 1.5%. Students who are taking in-person classes, who reside in residence halls, or who live or have a meal plan in Greek housing will continue to be tested every two weeks in order to remain cleared for campus. Read More >
University of Florida Health has begun to offer vaccines to more than 11,000 UF Health patients in Alachua County ages 65 and over. At the same time, UF Health is working to support the state Department of Health in Alachua County as it lays the groundwork for local efforts to vaccinate the wider community, planning to contribute personnel, training, expertise and an additional vaccination site to help expand access. Read More >
To address some of our community's most pressing questions related to COVID-19, UF Health has developed a variety of video resources. Please check this section regularly for updates.
UF HEALTH BEGINS VACCINATING UF FACULTY AND STAFF AGES 65 AND OLDER
UF Health is now vaccinating the more than 1,100 University of Florida faculty and staff 65 and older. President Kent Fuchs and Mike Foley, a professor in the UF College of Journalism and Communications, both in this age range, received their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this morning. Details about community vaccination efforts will also be shared soon.
COVID-19 IMMUNITY AND PRECAUTIONS WITH DR. LAUZARDO
Dr. Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., Director of UF Health Screen, Test & Protect, answers your questions about COVID-19 immunity and explains what safety precautions to take to protect yourself and others.
OLIVIA TAYLOR: TOGETHER FOR FLORIDA
If someone wants to step into the University of Florida Student Health Care Center, they just might have to get by Olivia Taylor. She's one of the UF's first lines of defense against the novel coronavirus.
As Gators, we have a tradition of pulling together and rising to meet major challenges with optimism and determination. I encourage all of us to look out for each other as we take care of ourselves. I am confident that our university community will meet this challenge.
— UF President Kent Fuchs