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A snapshot of the UF Health COVID-19 Screening process

As we shared yesterday, UF and UF Health are working together to implement a phased approach to screening all faculty and staff returning to a UF workplace over the summer as well as those who have remained on campus throughout the past several weeks.

Screening and testing efforts are already underway on UF’s main campus, and plans for employees who work outside of Gainesville and Alachua County are currently being developed.

We know you may have questions about how this process will work, and we are committed to keeping you informed throughout this transition. Here’s a glimpse at how the screening process will work:

  • Your college or work unit will let you know when it is your turn for screening, and this notification will be followed by an email from UF Human Resources with next steps to get started.
  • After completing a required COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire, you will also be asked to take a COVID-19 nasal swab test administered through UF Health to confirm you are not COVID-19-positive. The testing will be offered at no charge.
  • Currently, testing is being conducted in the parking deck next to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Below you will find a map and a picture of what the testing location looks like.

At the end of your test, you will be a provided with a bag containing masks for you to use when you return to your UF workplace.

UF Health COVID-19 testing is currently being conducted at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ parking deck. Click on each image for a closer look.

Be sure to wait to hear from your college or unit

Please note that testing appointments are being carefully scheduled as faculty and staff are asked to complete their screenings, so please do not go to the testing site until you have been contacted to do so.

You should receive results from your test within 48 hours, but please also wait to hear from your department before returning to your workplace. While the screening process itself is fairly uniform, each academic and service area’s return-to-workplace procedures may look slightly different, depending on work requirements and office settings.

If you have questions about how this process will work in your area, please contact your leader and/or your college’s HR administrator. We have also begun to post answers to some initial frequently asked questions on the UFHR website and encourage you to submit questions you may have to UFReturntoWork@hr.ufl.edu.

Published: May 22nd, 2020

Category: News