2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published: February 28, 2020

UF Health is prepared to respond to any potential cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, should they arise, as we have well-established protocols for addressing outbreaks of this nature. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, and Florida Department of Health guidelines for identification and management of any outbreak and have procedures in place to care for any patient who meets CDC screening criteria. This includes symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath), travel from China in the past 14 days or close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from China.

We want to remind the community the best way to stay healthy is through hand washing with soap and water or by using alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. Another way is to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue followed by hand washing.

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