September 16: UF Masking and Physical Distancing Policy update
Our face-covering policy has been revised: Effective immediately, face coverings are now required outdoors on UF and UF Health property unless a physical distance of 6 feet or more is maintained at all times. The full policy is available below. Please also see coronavirus.ufl.edu for more information.
UF Masking and Physical Distancing Policy
All visitors, faculty, staff, students, patients, volunteers and vendors are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in UF and UF Health facilities, with an exception for children less than 2 years old. If two or more people are within 6 feet of each other outdoors they must wear a mask or cloth face covering. Masks with exhalation valves or vents allow air to be expelled and are prohibited because they do not provide protection to others. In addition, neck gaiters and bandanas should not be worn unless no other face covering is available.
Face coverings are to be worn in all classrooms, in patient care areas and when in public/common areas, including lobbies, conference rooms, elevators, stairwells, bathrooms and lounges. Face coverings are also required on employee and visitor shuttles, and on RTS buses.
Exceptions include when in private offices, private workspaces with adequate physical barriers, and well-ventilated outdoor spaces where appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet or more can be maintained. All visitors, faculty, staff, students, patients, volunteers and vendors are required to wear a face covering when outside on all UF and UF Health property unless a distance of 6 feet or more is maintained at all times.