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
We screen and test our UF community for COVID-19, to help make our campus and our community safer.
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, we ask the individual to isolate through self-quarantining.
We prevent the spread of the disease by continuing best practices such as frequent handwashing, physical distancing and wearing masks.
STATISTICS OF COVID-19 TESTING & CASES AT UF
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. This information does not include employees of UF Health Shands, UF Health Jacksonville or UF Health Central Florida.
Statistics last updated 7/3/2020
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.
Information and instructions on how students can get tested.
Information for University of Florida and UF Health faculty and staff.
Information for UF Health patients, vendors, volunteers, parents and other community campus visitors.
Campaign content and signage for helping to inform our campus community about Screen, Test & Protect.
UNderstanding SCREEN, TEST & PROTECT
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.
Questions and answers about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect and how it works.
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.
The latest updates from the University of Florida related to COVID-19. Additional frequently asked questions pertaining to travel, students, prospective students, families, graduate students, and faculty & staff.