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.

Vaccine Rollout Begins

UF Health has received its first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr., a board-certified emergency room physician, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, is thought to be the first in Florida to be vaccinated.

Reopening the University of Florida

UF Health Screen, Test & Protect

The Screen, Test & Protect initiative builds 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 campus.

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Patient & Visitor Updates

The latest updates for UF Health hospitals, clinics and services. Includes changes to visitation policies, openings and closings, and more.

How You Can Help

From PPE donations to mask making, discover the ways you can help make a difference and contribute to our shared fight against COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers about COVID-19 and UF Health’s response. Learn how you can help protect yourself and our community.

UF HEALTH COVID-19 research and news

Two-drug combo shows dramatic results for COVID-19 patients, UF Health researchers find

Combining an anti-inflammatory drug with an antiviral drug reduces recovery time and accelerates improvement for COVID-19 patients, a national study co-authored by UF Health researchers has found. Patients treated with…

Life inside a COVID-19 care unit: UF Health Shands Hospital workers rise to meet many challenges

In early March, COVID-19 began appearing in North Florida. At UF Health Shands Hospital’s Unit 75, some doctors and nurses had a feeling of inevitability. Their unit had earned a…

Vitamin D deficiency tied to increased COVID-19 risk, unique UF data study finds

Patients with a vitamin D deficiency were four times more likely to be COVID-19 positive than those with a sufficient amount of the crucial vitamin, a University of Florida research…

UF Health researcher answers top questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines

The leading COVID-19 vaccines aren’t anything like the polio vaccination your grandparents received — or even the flu shot you got this fall. A look under the hood unveils a…


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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