UF Health Screen, Test & Protect offers vaccination and COVID-19 tests through ONE.UF . Additionally, to ensure the continued health of our campus community and that our positivity rates remain low, UF Health Screen, Test & Protect, through its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, will continue to isolate those who have tested positive for the virus and quarantine unvaccinated individuals who are identified as contacts of someone who has tested positive. Vaccinated people who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus and are asymptomatic can continue their campus-related presence as normal.
For fall semester, we expect to offer vaccination pop-up sites in high-traffic locations throughout campus. This will augment the success of previous semester vaccination efforts by UF Health Screen, Test & Protect, and the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, which helped achieve county vaccination rates of 61.8%, among the highest in the state.
These plans, made in the context of the evolving pandemic and loosening federal guidelines, signify the university’s continued focus on vaccinations as the path back to normalcy as well as our commitment to fully reviving the vibrant on-campus environment that helps define UF.
What to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19
If you are fully vaccinated and think you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and do not have symptoms:
- Please monitor your health to see if symptoms develop.
- In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation, schedule a test three to five days after exposure to the positive individual and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days.
- You can schedule a test at ONE.UF.
If you are not fully vaccinated and think you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and do not have symptoms:
- If you are a non-clinical UF faculty or staff member or a non-clinical student, complete the health screening questionnaire at ONE.UF and await further communication from STP. Take preventative precautions and await further instructions regarding work.
If you think you have come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and you have symptoms:
- If you are a non-clinical student, self-isolate immediately and visit ONE.UF.edu and complete the screening questionnaire to report your exposure and/or symptoms and schedule a test. If your symptoms concern you and you think you need to see a doctor, contact the Student Health Care Center at (352) 392-1161 to discuss symptoms with a nurse or medical provider before your visit to ensure proper protective measures are taken to prevent further risk of spread to others.
Clinical-Facing Students, UF Health Shands employees (both clinical and non-clinical), clinical faculty or staff members, or housestaff.
If your test result is positive
If you are a student and test positive, please follow our guidance on what to do next based on if you are a clinical or non-clinical student at UF. You will also receive a follow-up from Student Life to help support your specific questions and needs.
If you have tested positive and had close contact with a person who tests positive, you will need to isolate or self-quarantine.
A close contact is defined as being closer than 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes. If you know or believe you are a close contact to an infectious COVID-19 case log on to ONE.UF to report your exposure. You will receive information on your next steps.
Questions and answers about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect and how it works.