Dr. Cindy Prins lends expertise to assess UF spaces for COVID-19 transmission risks

In her role as the infection preventionist for the UF Health Screen, Test and Protect Program, Cindy Prins, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of epidemiology and assistant dean for educational affairs for the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, offers infection control assessments for UF entities who aim to resume activities throughout campus.

Since August, Prins has conducted 25 site visits, 50 virtual meetings and countless email exchanges with staff throughout UF to offer best practices for lowering the risk of COVID-19 transmission during events and in inside spaces. It’s a collaborative process, Prins said, as many UF entities create individual safety plans that she can build upon with guidance related to physical distancing and cleaning procedures.

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Pictured above left: Dr. Cindy Prins (right) and Jerne Shapiro (left), lead epidemiologist for UF Health Screen, Test & Protect