Things to Know

We want every Gator to have a productive and positive school year. This semester will feel different, as we collectively navigate through historic and unprecedented times. To assist you as the semester begins, this is your quick overview of what you need to know.

1. UF has established behavioral expectations

These policies include mask and physical distancing guidelines, campus events and gatherings, and behavioral expectations that apply on and off campus. We take the health of our community very seriously, and violation of policies may result in conduct sanctions.

2. Pick up a Gator Care Kit

To support you in upholding policies, we are giving you UF masks. Pick up yours beginning Jan. 5.

3. You can Make a Difference

Peer support is critical, and your actions matter. We’ve created a toolkit to help you have conversations with your friends, roommates, classmates and members of your student organizations about adopting healthy behaviors. Your circle is you Quaranteam, and it is important to be on the same page for the semester.

4. Your Social Life is Important

We want you to practice physical distancing while being socially engaged. Student organizations will have events and meetings this spring. The delivery will look a little different. We are excited to help you think creatively about your student organization goals. Check out our event guidelines for more details.

5. If you experience Symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, we are here to help

UF and UF Health have established Screen, Test & Protect, a comprehensive initiative to support the health of our community. It is important to reach out if you are not feeling well so we can provide you with support.

If you feel sick:

Please stay home and monitor your symptoms. Contact the Student Health Care Center to discuss symptoms and set up an appointment.

If you get tested outside of the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect initiative or UF Student Health Care Center and test positive:

GO HOME or, if you are already at home, STAY HOME. Call the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect team at 352-273-9790 (8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) so they can initiate isolation and contact tracing. Learn more at

If you are withheld from campus:

If you are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have tested positive or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you will be withheld from campus and it will be noted as such in One.UF.

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the start of symptoms until the time the person is isolated. Students are required to self-quarantine or self-isolate in alignment with UF Health Screen, Test & Protect recommendations.

If you are withheld from campus, you may not attend in-person classes or student events or use campus facilities, including libraries, RecSports, Newell Hall and the Reitz Union.

You can learn more about quarantine and isolation on the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect website.


If you are withheld from campus, staff in Student Affairs will reach out to provide you with resources ranging from food support to academic assistance. We are here to help you!

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