Updates regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) and official notices from the University of Central Florida, specifically regarding the College of Medicine, will be posted here as they become available. Please be aware that the HSL Staff will try to keep this guide as current as possible, however, all UCF members should be monitoring the official UCF Coronavirus website: www.ucf.edu/safety/coronavirus and official UCF communications channels, such as UCF Alert, for the most up to date information.
Getting Vacci-Knighted: The no-cost Pfizer vaccine, which has full FDA approval, is available at the Student Health Center by walk-in or appointment and at many convenient community sources through Vaccines.gov. Booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine are available to individuals who meet current CDC guidance and who received the first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.
Getting Tested: Students and employees can get tested at no cost via drive-up or appointment at Garage A through Aventus Biolabs. Students also may make an appointment and obtain testing at no cost at the Student Health Center. Whether you are vaccinated or not, testing is recommended if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or you are within three to five days of exposure to the virus.
Testing Positive: Any student or faculty or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must call the UCF COVID Line, 407-823-2509, and follow the instructions of COVID Line nurses. Students who test positive must present a clearance form obtained through the COVID Line and signed by Student Health Services before returning to class or work on campus. Faculty and staff must return a clearance form signed by their healthcare provider before returning to work.
Sick? Stay Home: If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not go to class, work or other activities. Call your healthcare provider to talk about next steps you should take. Students can contact Student Health Services at 407-823-2701.
When to Call UCF’s COVID Line: Call the COVID Line if you test positive. The COVID Line is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. If you have general questions, visit our FAQs. For concerns about possible exposure, please visit the FAQs first and then contact the COVID Line if you have other questions.
Getting Flu Shots: The CDC recommends annual flu vaccinations, and they are even more important while COVID-19 is still present in our community. Flu shots are available for free for all UCF students, thanks to the Student Health Fee, via walk up or during other appointments at Student Health Services. Flu shots also are available at Student Health Services and UCF Health for faculty and staff, with the costs potentially covered through insurance.
Masking Up: Face masks are available at locations across campus. Visit the UCF Mobile app for a full listing.