In response to the continuously changing circumstances involving the spread of COVID-19, the University of Florida is pausing faculty and staff hiring, including OPS jobs, effective immediately and until further notice, with a few exceptions.
Students who have not gone home yet must do so if possible. Employees who can work remotely are strongly encouraged to do so.
Vice President for Research David Norton advises UF researchers to recognize that impacts and measures seen in other parts of the nation and world could be realized locally, and that they could occur rapidly.
UF Vice President and CIO Elias Eldayrie cautions the UF community to remain vigilant when opening emails and visiting websites, and shares the many resources and tools UFIT offers to support remote teaching and work.
On Monday, March 16, President Fuchs provided a policy update in line with Governor DeSantis’ guidance and the directives issued by the state’s Department of Management Services.
During the next few weeks, UF Human Resources, in consultation with university administration and Emergency Management, will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will communicate any future adjustments impacting the workplace.
Any student for whom travel home represents an impossibility or a significant hardship, including our international students, or who simply chooses to stay, is neither required nor expected to return home at this time.
UF is taking numerous precautions to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
Based on guidance from the State Surgeon General and the Board of Governors, all students and employees returning from China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea need to self-quarantine and not return to campus for fourteen days after their return. In addition, UF has cancelled all university travel to those countries.
All university-sponsored travel to China, Iran, Japan, Italy, and South Korea, including any travel that is funded by external agencies administered through the Division of Sponsored Research or the UF Foundation, has been cancelled.