As announced earlier this month, the University of Florida and UF Health are working together to gradually reopen UF and to return our university operations to their fullest potential. In a City of Gainesville telephone town hall, President Fuchs emphasized the importance of bringing faculty and staff back safely in anticipation of students returning this fall.
UF is committed to meeting the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 while ensuring UF employees can work remotely.
Alachua County mandated emergency “stay at home” orders effective at midnight, Monday, March 23.
This week, university leaders were asked to begin allowing employees to work from home and are encouraged to be innovative and adaptable to accommodate this wherever possible.
View a video message from President Fuchs regarding the coronavirus.
While the university continues to be open, an employee who is unable to report for or remain at work due to a family care emergency may use paid or unpaid leave to account for time away from work, with supervisory approval, or complete an Alternate Work Location Agreement.
The UF Aid-a-Gator program, Field & Fork Pantry and Employee Assistance Program provide support to our UF community.
While the university is requiring that all classes be moved online, there are currently no restrictions or limitations on research activities.
In accordance with guidance issued by the State University System and in response to the COVID-19 situation, the University of Florida will move classes online by Monday, March 16, and classes will remain online until at least March 30.
In response to the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., Provost Joe Glover sent a memo to academic deans recommending instructors move their courses from face-to-face delivery to an electronic delivery mode wherever possible.