UF Health Screen, Test & Protect can help us know who among us is infected, and how to slow the spread of COVID-19.
UF Health Screen, Test & Protect creates a unified, coordinated, evidence-based infrastructure to promote the safest possible return to work and school for UF and UF Health faculty, staff and students.
While it is not possible to prevent all cases of COVID-19, Screen, Test & Protect is designed to slow the spread to allow us to protect those most vulnerable and to prevent the hospital and health care system from getting overwhelmed.
Screen, Test & Protect Components
We screen and test our UF community for COVID-19, ensuring it is safe to return to work and school.
State of Florida Department of Health public health specialists trace, or locate, all people in contact with the individuals who tested positive, and provide guidance to them to be tested and/or to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms.
If a test comes back positive, individuals are asked to isolate.
We prevent the spread of the disease by continuing best practices such as encouraging vaccination and frequent handwashing, physical distancing and wearing masks if unvaccinated.