Category: COVID-19

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency expires May 11

The State Employee’s Prescription Drug Plan coverage for over-the-counter, or OTC, COVID-19 tests will expire on May 11.

Is the pandemic over? UF epidemiologist weighs in

UF Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology Cindy Prins, Ph.D., was interviewed by WMFE to discuss whether the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in May signals the end of the pandemic.

COVID vaccines effective against Omicron, say UF biostatisticians

UF biostatisticians conclude in a recent paper that current COVID vaccines are effective against severe infection and disease from the Omicron viral variant.

After more than two years of support, DOH COVID Operations at UF come to an end

As of last Friday, UF faculty and staff will no longer login to the ONE.UF system to report an illness or register for an on-campus COVID test. Moving forward, if you are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Response website for guidance as well as testing and vaccine locations, take an at-home test and, if needed, consult with your primary care physician.

UF Scripps scientists to receive $15 million to help fight current and future pandemics

Multiple scientists from UF Scripps Biomedical Research will join a massive federal effort to develop antiviral drugs to treat coronavirus and other viral threats.

UF researchers help develop highly accurate 30-second coronavirus test

UF researchers helped develop a COVID-19 testing device that can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds.

UF researchers to study long-term impact of COVID-19 stressors

A team of UF researchers will launch a study to determine the impact COVID-19 stressors have on people’s use of various substances.

Vaccine boosters recommended for those over 50

Certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago are eligible for another mRNA booster.

New COVID test can quickly detect variants

UF researchers have invented a test that can determine within 10-15 minutes whether patients test positive for COVID and, if so, which of the five known variants of concern they have.

UF adopts new masking guidelines

In light of the latest declines in COVID-19 case numbers and new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our UF Health experts, UF is adjusting its approach for this next phase of the pandemic. 

Starting this week, new signage across campus will indicate masks are welcome and express support for those who wish to continue to wear them for their safety or the safety of others. The university will continue to closely monitor the pandemic and — should the situation change — update its approach and/or introduce measures as needed.

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