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UF HEALTH SCREEN, TEST & PROTECT

UF Health is guiding the university's decision-making regarding our COVID-19 response. At the heart of these efforts is the Screen, Test & Protect initiative, which uses public health guidance and best practices aimed at fostering a culture of care for our community while taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the University of Florida gradually returns faculty, staff and students to the campus environment.

 


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STUDENTS

Students can now be screened and tested for COVID-19 once per week through Screen, Test & Protect. For students who test positive or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive, Student Affairs and the Dean of Students Office have provided many needed resources. Students will get emails about resources shortly after their status changes to “not cleared”:

FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty and staff can now also be screened and tested for COVID-19 once per week through Screen, Test & Protect. Refer to UFHR guidance on how and when sick and COVID-19 positive employees and close contacts of COVID-19 persons should and can return to work:

GUIDANCE FOR SPRING TESTING 

As students and faculty prepare to return to campus for the spring semester, the University of Florida will initiate return-to-campus protocols based on demographic.

  • On December 21, all students will be marked “not cleared for campus.” They will then have until Jan. 10 to complete an initial health screening questionnaire for the spring semester. The health screening questionnaire is available at one.ufl.edu.
  • After the initial return-to-campus screening, all students will begin to receive a weekly health screening questionnaire and those students determined by UF Health experts to present a high-risk for contracting or transmitting the virus will be included into the routine testing plan, where they will be tested every two weeks beginning the week of Jan. 11.

Groups currently included in the high-risk student population and the routine testing plan include:

  • students in face-to-face classes
  • students who live in undergraduate residence halls
  • active members of UF’s Greek community who reside in or have a meal plan within a Greek residence

Students determined by UF Health experts to present the highest risk for contracting and transmitting the virus -- those living in residence halls and/or participating in face-to-face classroom instruction -- must complete the health screening questionnaire and schedule a test by Jan. 10 to be cleared for campus.

After the initial return-to-campus testing, UF will transition to the routine testing plan, where high-risk students will be tested every two weeks

VACCINE DISTRIBUTION 

Information concerning vaccine availability is provided at: https://coronavirus.ufl.edu/university-updates/dec-14-important-announcement-covid-19-vaccine-plans.html

This link is being regularly updated as the university plans to distribute the vaccine more broadly as it becomes more available.


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