Students who have to quarantine and miss class will be treated as being absent for any other sickness, according to an Aug. 18 campus brief.
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COVID-19 Update: Local cases, Shands hospitalizations fall while statewide weekly cases rise for first time since AugustBy J.P. Oprison | Nov. 24
UF’s number of reported cases fell, with 23 cases from Nov. 14 to Sunday — down from 29 the previous week. The seven-day average fell below four Nov. 16 for the first time this month.
The program helps expose participants to healthcare professions. Its virtual format on Zoom makes shadowing more accessible for underprivileged students and parents providing for their families while fulfilling academic obligations.
There were a total of 177 new cases in Alachua County this week — 71 more than the prior week. From the week of Aug. 27 to last week, new cases per week fell by about 93%
For the first time since Oct. 15, UF cases rose above 30, with at least 43 cases reported from Oct. 30 to Friday. The seven-day average rose above 4 on Nov. 1 for the first time since Oct. 16. The seven-day average was 6 as of Saturday.
Cases at UF dropped at a steady rate for the seventh week in a row since the Sept. 3 spike in cases. The seven-day average of cases reported within the university is now below three cases a day.
There are 302 new positive cases in Alachua County this week, up 38 from the previous week. Since Aug. 27, the county had seen weekly cases drop from 1,520 to 264 last week — a decrease of more than 80%.
COVID-19 cases surged, and patients piled up at UF Health Shands Hospital throughout the pandemic. But tough circumstances haven't deterred students from pursuing their dreams.
There are 264 new positive cases in Alachua County this week, down 163 from the previous week. As of Oct. 8, there have been 38,858 total cases in the county. Cases in the county have been declining for six consecutive weeks.
There were 44 COVID-19 patients at Shands Tuesday, 16 of them in the ICU, UF Health spokesperson Ken Garcia wrote in an email. Additionally, there were 59 resolved patients, which are patients who are no longer positive but still in the hospital.
Total COVID-19 inpatients in the county fell by about 18% from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28. As of Tuesday, 40 inpatients are in the ICU and 26 are on a ventilator.
COVID-19 Update: FDA delays booster shot approval as UF Health Shands hospitalizations continue to decreaseBy J.P. Oprison | Sep. 22
Last week, Shands said it would follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s potential rollout of booster shots if the administration voted to distribute them to everyone this week. But the FDA declined a proposal to distribute follow-up doses Friday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider follow-up vaccines in a meeting Sept. 17. For now, while full approval is not established, only those who are immunocompromised have access to the boosters at UF Health.
With the emergence of the Delta variant and students’ return to campus, four additional residences were added, resulting in 32 wastewater testing locations on campus.
Preceding the start of classes, UF reported 185 new cases from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17. The campus maintained a 6% seven-day positivity average rate as seen over the past month — an increase from its 1% weekly positivity rates reported early July.