July 10, 2020
UCF has committed to a phased return to UCF that can be adapted based on public health conditions. We will continue to closely monitor local conditions, with the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors guiding our decisions.
With the stress on healthcare systems in our region due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and demands for testing, office occupancy will remain at no more than 30 percent until further notice.
Employees who have reported to work throughout the duration of the pandemic should continue to do so while following guidelines focused on their health and well-being. Other employees should continue to work directly with their supervisors on their work schedule and arrangements, and student OPS employees should check with their supervisors about plans for returning to work.
Other important updates for employees shared recently include:
- All employees returning to their place of work on a UCF campus are required to fill out the COVID Self-Checker each day before they arrive on campus. The self-checker is available via the UCF Mobile app or online.
- All employees returning to the workplace also are required to complete the training “Returning to Campus Operations” in Webcourses that outlines health and safety protocols each of us is expected to follow.
- UCF shared steps that all students, faculty and staff must take for a variety of COVID-19-related scenarios, including personally being exposed or testing positive and supervising an employee confirmed positive for COVID.
- There are many measures being taken to prepare for a safer return to UCF, including more touchless features, enhanced cleaning, and the distribution of free face coverings to all students, faculty and staff.
- UCF’s coronavirus and Returning to UCF websites are being updated with the latest, most relevant information. Please check them regularly.
Now is not the time to let our guards down. We know what it takes to protect ourselves and one another: Wear a facial covering, practice physical distancing and wash your hands.
Thank you for your continued great work. Armor Up, Knights, and Charge On!
Associate Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer