The same day Florida opened vaccine eligibility to people ages 16 and up, UF opened its landmark stadium to students, staff and faculty to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Since March 8, nine UF employees and 116 students have tested positive through on-campus sites. The week prior, 11 employees and 20 students tested positive.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there are five active student cases and two active staff cases, representing students and staff who reported a positive test result to ACPS in the past 10 days.
With downward trending cases and increasing vaccine availability, things are finally starting to look up in Alachua County. But it comes after months of watching the number of cases and death toll rise. Here's how UF and Alachua County managed the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gainesville Fire Rescue administered 17 second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to its staff and members of the Gainesville emergency homeless shelter Wednesday morning.
Students have altered their lives to follow social distancing protocols, stressed over online classes and attended club meetings over Zoom. They missed packing Saturdays in The Swamp, crossing the stage in a cap and gown and spending Starbucks-fueled all-nighters in the library. A year later, UF students reflect on the impact of the past year. Some talk about their return to an empty campus, and others explain how their college memories have been confined to computer screens and kitchen tables.
On Sunday, the university’s positive cases recorded since March 18 totaled 9,013. Aside from a new cumulative milestone, infection trends continue to fall.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there are seven active student cases and five active staff cases, representing students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS in the past 10 days. The district’s total enrollment is 26,667 students.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 15 active student cases and three active staff cases, representing students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS in the past 10 days.
On-campus quarantines hit the semester’s lowest occupancy at 99% availability on Tuesday. The number of people in quarantine continues to drop to new lows, with 283 isolations Monday, a decrease of 173 since last week.
UF’s COVID-19 cases for students and staff continue to fall in daily positive results and quarantines.
There are 17 active student cases and four active staff cases as of Tuesday afternoon. These cases represent students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS within the past 10 days.
The CDC released a study on Feb. 10 on how double masking or improving fit can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But, as of Tuesday, no masking updates have been made to UF, University of South Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida nor University of Miami policies.
Since UF started tracking cases in March, 6,097 UF students and 1,364 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. In the last week, 113 students and 17 employees tested positive.
There are 15 active student cases and four active staff cases as of Tuesday afternoon. These cases represent students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS within the past 10 days.