Important updates on COVID-19

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COVID VACCINATIONS

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.

COVID Vaccine

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UF Health Shands chief epidemiologist says vaccines essential to tamp down COVID-19 delta variant

Nicole M. Iovine, M.D., Ph.D., chief epidemiology officer for the University of Florida Health Shands hospital system, discusses key points about the coronavirus so people can better understand what they’re seeing in the news or on the internet.

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FALL 2021

Information for Students:

UF is preparing for its first full fall semester schedule since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They urge the entire university community – students, faculty, staff, and their families – to become vaccinated, if you have not already done so. The vaccine is free, readily available, safe and effective. It gives us the ability to restore normal operations to the university this fall.

Screen, Test & Protect

UF Health Screen, Test & Protect has completed its phase-out of its routine testing program. However, UF will continue to offer 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.

Employees AND students

WHAT IF I HAVE SYMPTOMS?

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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Library Resources

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, and for the purpose of protecting the health of our users as well as our staff and faculty, the physical Health Science Center Library will offer limited in-person services until further notice. The virtual library is 100% open and available, and library faculty and staff are here to help.

Contact reference@health.ufl.edu for reference help, instruction, consultations and other online services. You may also leave a voice message at 352-273-8408; library staff will be checking email and voicemail Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Journal articles, books, videos and other resources are available on the Health Science Center Library website.

We will still provide the majority of our services remotely, including instruction, research consultations, reference services, and digital interlibrary loan, as well as access to all of our digital collections, including journals, books, databases, and clinical tools.

Contact us at reference@health.ufl.edu for reference help, instruction, consultations and other online services. You may also call 352-273-8408 during open hours.

Our online journal articles, books, videos, and other resources are available on our website: https://library.health.ufl.edu.

In-Person Services:

  • You may request books from our collection to pick up. Use the following process:
    • Search for the item you want in the library catalog
    • Click the Request link next to the item call number.
    • Sign in on the UF Authentication page with your GatorLink credentials.
    • Library staff will locate the item and notify you via email when the item is ready for you to pick up.
    • After you receive email notification that your item is ready, visit the HSC Library Information Desk during our open hours to pick it up.
    • If you aren’t able to pick up books on campus, please request them through interlibrary loan instead.
  • Skulls and medical equipment are available for checkout from the 1st floor desk. We are not circulating headphones, chargers, HDMI cables, scientific calculators or other technology at this time.

The Health Science Center Libraries team is committed to maintaining access to library resources, expertise, and services during the response to COVID-19.

Please contact Associate Dean & Fackler Director Melissa Rethlefsen at ml.rethlefsen@ufl.edu if you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed here.

Local Wellness Resources

Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies

Information for Faculty and Staff:

UF Health Screen, Test & Protect is expected to complete its phase-out of its routine testing program. However, UF will continue to offer 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.

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.

For additional information, please visit the Faculty & Staff Resources Page below.

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 Vaccine AFHC

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


Additional Resources:

CDC Travel Recommendations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Department of Health
National Institutes of Health
World Health Organization