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For the safety of all members of the UCF community in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the university will transition to temporary remote work for at least two weeks.

More information from Human Resources about implementing remote work will be shared tomorrow. This will include a form that employees who will be working remotely will need to complete and send to HR.

In the meantime, those who are prepared to work remotely can begin doing so tomorrow with approval from their supervisor.

Following health officials’ guidance, high-risk employees also should work remotely starting as soon as possible. Those at high risk from COVID-19 include persons age 65 or older; those with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, coronary artery disease and diabetes; pregnancy; and/or immunodeficiency from medications or medical conditions.

With the exception of employees whose jobs cannot be performed remotely, all others should be ready to work remotely starting Wednesday.

Some employees will be required to be on campus because they support remote learning, campus operations, and other areas. It is supervisors’ responsibility to appropriately determine which employees have duties that don’t allow them to work remotely.

Because of UCF’s strategic depopulation of campus beginning tomorrow, this will leave a smaller number of employees reporting to work. This move aligns with guidelines for social distancing, which means avoiding mass gatherings and settings with large numbers of people and maintaining distance from others when possible.

Helpful IT guidance for employees and supervisors about working remotely is available here: https://ucf.service-now.com/ucfit?id=kb_article&sys_id=c00b93061bd704105cd6b912cd4bcbe3. UCF also will continue to share regular updates here: https://www.ucf.edu/safety/coronavirus.