Important updates on COVID-19

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UF Health researcher’s analysis finds new pattern of mutations in omicron variant

A University of Florida Health researcher has successfully analyzed the many mutations in the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a crucial step in better understanding the variant’s potential threat and ways to combat it.

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Screen, Test & Protect

Updated Jan. 6, 2022:

“While a spike in COVID-19 cases is already occurring around the country, cases are expected to continue to rise locally throughout early January. However, unlike previous surges, this spike is expected to be relatively short in duration — perhaps no more than two to four weeks. Still, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to contain the spread of the virus, reduce the accompanying misery and minimize any long-term health consequences.

Your help is critical to keeping the spike manageable…”

If you have COVID symptoms, you may go to ONE.UF to schedule a test. Please do not get tested if you are asymptomatic and have been vaccinated and boosted. This will help us focus our testing efforts on those with symptoms and who are more likely to have significant infection.

If you come in close contact to a positive case, please go to ONE.UF to report your exposure on the screener. A close contact is someone who was within six feet of you for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the start of their symptoms.

your guide to covid-19 shots


Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines available from UF Health. As federal and Florida COVID-19 vaccination plans evolve, UF Health will update this site and keep you informed.

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Employees AND students


If you are currently experiencing symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea or shortness of breath: Go or stay home, isolate yourself and call the appropriate office for guidance, which may include your primary care physician/provider, to be evaluated.

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Archer Family Health Care

Archer Family Health Care remains open and continues to see patients. If a patient is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed, they must call the clinic prior to coming in (352-265-2550). Patients will then be directed to the next steps.


COVID-19 vaccines are available through AFHC! Patients can schedule an appointment at the clinic to receive the vaccine free of charge!