All UF, University Athletic Association and extension staff and faculty, regardless of location, are required to be screened prior to coming back on campus, and testing is strongly recommended. Faculty and staff who work in health care or on campus and who have been working since the beginning of the state shelter-in-place orders are strongly encouraged to be tested but it will not impact your work schedule.
UF Faculty and Staff
Even if you have been working on campus as an essential employee the entire time, you will still be required to complete the online screening questionnaire. Testing is strongly recommended for all. Additional details on the process are available on UF Human Resources’ COVID-19 page.
University Athletic Association (UAA) and extension faculty and staff will also be screened in phases. We will provide more information about how testing will be conducted statewide as it is available.
UF Research Faculty
UF Research has implemented a Research Resumption Plan with specific guidelines for resuming research in the field and in laboratories. Please review these guidelines for your research endeavors.
Resources for UF Health research teams (VPN required if off-campus):
- UF Health Research Resumption FAQs (includes contacts for questions)
- COVID-related guidance from Environmental Health & Safety, IRB, Office of Clinical Research, IACUC and other units
UF Health Colleges Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff of the College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health & Health Professions or the College of Veterinary Medicine:
- Faculty and staff who have been working in clinical environments on the UF campus during the COVID-19 pandemic are still required to be screened, and are strongly encouraged to be tested, but the scheduling of testing will not impact your work schedule.
- Faculty and staff who have not been working on the UF campus are strongly encouraged to be tested prior to returning to work. These plans are still being developed – we will communicate details when they are finalized.
UF Health Shands Employees
Employees who have been working at UF Health hospitals or outpatient practices during the COVID-19 pandemic are strongly encouraged to be tested, but the scheduling of testing will not impact their work schedule. As a health care worker, please visit the UF Health Bridge for guidance on exposure, symptoms and testing.
UF Health Jacksonville Employees
UF Health Jacksonville employees will follow the same requirements. Information will be provided by the UF Health Jacksonville Human Resources department.
Questions and answers about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect and how it works.