UF HEalth Screen, TEST & Protect REOPENING THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND UF HEALTH SYSTEM

The Screen, Test & Protect initiative uses public health guidance and best practices aimed at fostering a culture of care for our community while taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the University of Florida gradually returns faculty, staff and students to the campus environment.

How our initiative works

Trace

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.

Trace

Protect

If a test comes back positive, we ask the individual to isolate through self-quarantining.

Protect

Prevent

We prevent the spread of the disease by continuing best practices such as frequent handwashing, physical distancing and wearing masks.

Prevent

STATISTICS OF COVID-19 TESTING & CASES AT UF

18,003 Employees tested at UF

38 Employees who tested positive

540 Students tested at UF

142 Students who tested positive

Testing statistics start from 5/6/2020 with the launch of UF Health Screen, Test & Protect and were last updated 7/11/2020. Student statistics reflect only those students who were tested at the UF Student Health Care Center. Employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit us from disclosing the identities of individuals. It’s important to note that any individual who has tested positive will be isolated, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine.  In cases where an employee fails to disclose to the university that they tested positive, the university may have no way of knowing and communicating that information. Therefore, this information includes only positive cases that the university has been made aware of.

Experiencing symptoMs?

Employees & Students

What If I Have Symptoms?

If you are currently experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea: Go home, isolate yourself and call the Screen, Test & Protect hotline at 352-273-9790 and await further instructions. Be sure to call your health care provider as well and follow their medical advice.

COVID-19

information for

University of Florida

Students

Information and instructions on how students can get tested.

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Patients and Campus Visitors

Information for UF Health patients, vendors, volunteers, parents and other community campus visitors.

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Campus Communicators

Campaign content and signage for helping to inform our campus community about Screen, Test & Protect.

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UNderstanding SCREEN, TEST & PROTECT

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Epidemiologists answer Questions about Initiative

This webinar was the first in a series to address questions about the University of Florida’s plans for reopening and gradually returning our university to its full capacity.

SCREEN, TEST & PROTECT initiative

Common Questions

Questions and answers about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect and how it works.

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Still Have Questions?

We’re here to help you understand how Screen, Test & Protect affects you. Please send in your questions and we’ll do our best to update this site or answer you directly.