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Cleared vs. Not Cleared and more on vaccines

Dear Campus Community, I hope you are all doing well. With these messages, my goal is to provide updates on COVID-19, especially as it relates to UF, including our interpretation of the data we are collecting, commentary on new information, and a plain-spoken, fact-based assessment of where we think things…

COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall for Agriculture

On February 19, UF/IFAS Extension and Dr. Michael Lauzardo hosted a town hall for agricultural workers. They answered questions about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. They also discussed how to talk about the vaccine with coworkers and family.

COVID-19 Update: A Rundown of Case Numbers and Vaccination Efforts

Dear Campus Community, Since my last message, a lot has happened. As has been the case with everything related to COVID-19, new developments and information updates come fast, so here is the quick rundown on the latest: The number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline across the country,…

COVID-19 update: New variants and vaccine access

Dear Campus Community, At the end of what was a very difficult year for so many, virtually everyone was happy to bid good riddance to 2020. Speaking personally, I can say I have never looked forward to the start of a new year more. Now, three weeks into the New…

COVID-19: Screen, Test & Protect — and Vaccinate!

From the director of Screen, Test & Protect: When it comes to a public health challenge like the pandemic, it’s understandable to want a quick and clear solution. Yet navigating a global crisis of this nature often takes a somewhat more complex course, with many people taking many steps toward…

COVID-19 Update: The Last Few Miles of the Marathon

Dear Campus Community, We’ve had such good news in the past week, with the authorization and administration of the first COVID-19 vaccines. It’s certainly a moment to celebrate. And with it comes hope … the perfect gift this holiday season and the perfect start to a new year with new…

COVID-19 update: Spring semester

From the director of Screen, Test & Protect: Dear Colleagues, I know you’re concerned. I’m also a faculty member. Here’s what you should know. As a faculty member myself, I understand the concerns some of you have about returning to more in-person classes this spring. I spend a considerable amount of…