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UF Health Screen, Test & Protect unveils new saliva test

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been clear that widespread testing for COVID-19 is crucial to helping control the spread of the infection. The infamous nasal swab has been the best way to date to obtain an accurate specimen for running the PCR tests that are the gold…

Town Hall 9/2/20: A Safer and Healthier Educational Experience

President Fuchs is joined by Provost Joe Glover, Senior Vice President and COO Charlie Lane, Vice Presidents Jodi Gentry and D’Andra Mull and UF Health Screen, Test & Protect director Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc, and epidemiologist Jerne Shapiro, MPH. The group answered questions about the status of reopening and…

COVID-19 update: Student Testing Opportunities, Transportation and Housing

Dear faculty and staff, please see below to learn more about how we are expanding testing for students and adjusting to better address their transportation and housing needs. Also be on the lookout for more information soon about how the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect team is working hard…

What Happens Next?

Like the beginning of any other typical academic year, the level of excitement and energy around town has grown over the past week as more students move into Gainesville and we get closer to the official start of classes. But obviously, this is no typical academic year. This year’s back-to-school…

COVID-19 Update: Our Data Dashboard

Dear Campus Community, As the start of fall semester approaches, we are kicking off a new public dashboard that offers an ‘at-a-glance’ picture of COVID-19 trends among members of the university community — faculty, staff and students. These figures should provide a clearer picture of what is happening on campus from…

Town Hall 8/6/20: A Safer and Healthier Educational Experience

Campus leaders, including D’Andra Mull, Chris Hass, Heather White and UF Health Screen, Test & Protect director Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc, and epidemiologist Jerne Shapiro, MPH, answered questions about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect in a virtual town hall on Thursday, Aug. 6. Hosted by UF Student Affairs, the…

Town Hall 7/14/20: Faculty Senate Town on Our Plan Forward

Campus leaders, including President Kent Fuchs, Joe Glover, Charlie Lane, Jodi Gentry, Amy Hass, Nicole Iovine and UF Health Screen, Test & Protect director Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc, and epidemiologist Jerne Shapiro, MPH, answered questions about Our Plan Forward and UF Health Screen, Test & Protect in a virtual town…

COVID-19 update: Some perspective as numbers rise in Florida

Dear Campus Community, As every day brings a new deluge of statistics and we watch the rates of COVID-19 in our community and state rise, it’s understandable to have questions and even some concerns. It can be hard to know what to think with all the figures tossed around and…

From Our Epidemiologist

Welcome to the first in a series of messages brought to you by UF Health Screen, Test & Protect aimed at providing you with information about what we are doing to help you navigate through this difficult time. In just a few short months, all of us throughout the UF…