COVID-19 INFORMATION KEY RESOURCES AND UPDATES FROM UF HEALTH

Find fast facts about our responses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Central Florida and learn about the hard work our researchers conduct to help combat this global pandemic. We also provide you easy access to information from county, state and national governments and health agencies.

PATIENT & visitor UPDATES

UF Health to resume elective surgeries…

University of Florida Health is resuming all elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures at all its locations Monday, recognizing the…

COVID-19 Update

UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center Reopens

The UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center, located at 1310 SW 13th St., reopened today. Occupancy will be limited to 50% of normal capacity. Current…

UF Health Gainesville - Coronavirus Update

UF Health Central Florida Visitor Policy Changes

Starting Monday, May 4, UF Health Central Florida facilities will restrict visitors to only one per patient (previously no visitors were allowed…

UF Health Central Florida - Updates

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How You Can Help

hygiene and social distancing

Maintain Healthy Habits

Everyday preventive actions help prevent the spread of any respiratory disease, including COVID-19. Learn how to practice best hygiene and social distancing.

Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Donations

UF Health Supply Chain Services is working diligently to procure necessary Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, for our health care workers who are on the front lines.

IN-KInd Donations

Food Donations

A guide to the community for donating items to help feed our nurses, doctors and team members during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

LIFESOUTH

Blood Donations

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, experts are warning of a dire shortage of blood as donors stay home and blood drives across the country are canceled.

SUPPORT OUR HEALTH CARE TEAMS

Send a Thank You

If you’d like to share a message of gratitude and encouragement, our GatorCare and Giving offices have put together a few tools to help you do so from a distance.

GATORS HELPING GATORS

Aid-A-Gator

Aid-a-Gator is a unique program that offers financial assistance to University of Florida students experiencing a temporary hardship.

Covid-19 funds

Donate to UF Health

Your contributions help us to provide clinical care, support out healthcare teams, and to fuel research initiatives.

MASK ALTERNATIVE

Make Masks

UF Health’s department of anesthesiology has developed 2 prototypes for masks that can be produced in large quantities using materials already found in hospitals and medical facilities.

OPEN SOURCE VENTILATOR PROJECT

Build a Ventilator

This open source project has been created to address predicted ventilator shortage worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic and host open source contributions.

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Use Your Computer to Help

The Folding at Home project uses the CPU power of thousands of volunteer computers to understand how COVID-19 proteins work and how theaapuetics can be designed to stop them.

UF HEALTH COVID-19 research and news

UF mobilizes campus, Exactech expertise to make vital COVID-19 nasal swabs

For more information, contact Ken Garcia at kdgarcia@ufl.edu or 352-273-9799. When University of Florida Health needed a massive supply of nasal swabs for expanded COVID-19 testing, the solution was right…

UF Health cardiologist: COVID-19 might be a disease of the lungs and the heart

As researchers continue to unravel the mysteries of COVID-19, they are increasingly realizing the disease caused by the novel coronavirus often involves more than the lungs that it ravages. It…

UF researchers seek to improve safety of personal protective equipment for health care workers

Through a newly funded National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grant, University of Florida researchers in environmental and global health and in epidemiology are on a mission to…

Quicker reviews, designated funding is speeding COVID-19 research efforts at UF Health

University of Florida Health researcher Mark Brantly, M.D., and his team are working to evaluate a drug treatment for the novel coronavirus that might block the deadly inflammatory response caused…

MorE UF HEALTH UPDATES

UF Health Jacksonville

COVID-19 information related to UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health North, and related clinics

UF Health Central Florida

COVID-19 information related to UF Health Leesburg and UF Health Villages Hospitals.

Updates from the University of Florida

UF's COVID-19 Response

UF's Latest Updates

The latest updates from the University of Florida related to COVID-19. Additional frequently asked questions pertaining to travel, students, prospective students, families, graduate students, and faculty & staff

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