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Preparations underway to provide a healthy return to campus

While UF Health’s screening efforts are designed help slow the spread of COVID-19 as we begin to welcome back more members of our UF community, a number of efforts are also underway to ensure the university is thoroughly prepared and adequately supplied to follow health and hygiene best practices.

As we shared earlier this month, UF Facilities Services teams have been working proactively to implement measures to lay a strong foundation for a healthy work environment as the university resumes full on-campus operations. In addition, members of the UF Procurement Services and Facilities Services teams have already sourced and distributed supplies including hand sanitizer and masks to areas throughout the university. Among the preparations thus far:

  • More than 400 hand sanitizer stations have been distributed for placement in buildings throughout campus to be set up in areas including main entrances, common spaces and reception locations. A sustainable refill or exchange program is being developed to provide regular restock, as needed.
  • All occupied buildings on campus now feature signage designed to remind members of the UF community as well as visitors to face coverings in public areas and to observe physical distancing guidelines.
  • A large supply of disposable three-ply ear-loop masks and cloth masks have been acquired and distributed throughout the university as well as at the UF Health testing site located at the Phillips Center, and additional supplies will be ordered as well.

“I want to thank Procurement and Facilities Services for their work in sourcing and dispensing these supplies,” said Senior VP and COO Charlie Lane. “This approach will continue throughout the summer as UF works to restore our operations to their full potential.”

UF departments and units with questions about supplies ordered and distributed are encouraged to work through their dean’s or vice president’s office to ensure their areas are equipped. Further information on suppliers carrying sanitizing supplies is available on the COVID-19 section of the UF Procurement website.

Published: May 22nd, 2020

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