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Hurricane Ian Updates

Published: September 26, 2022

Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.

All operations and staffing are back to normal, and all UF Health outpatient practices are open with the exception UF Health Gastroenterology – Southside, which will reopen on Monday. The Ambulatory Pharmacy in the ACC Building has also reopened.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.

All UF Health outpatient practices are closed today, including Urgent Care – Wildlight and the Ambulatory Pharmacy. All clinics will be open tomorrow with the exception of UF Health Gastroenterology – Southside.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.

All UF Health primary and specialty care practices in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, including the Ambulatory Pharmacy and Urgent Care – Wildlight, will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 27. At this time, the plan is to reopen those practices Friday. UF Health inpatient clinical and core service personnel should check with their supervisors as to whether they should report to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m.

All UF Health outpatient clinics, including Urgent Care - Wildlight, will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29.

Hospital operations and staffing

At this time there is no change in staff scheduling. Please report to work for your normal shift. If you have extenuating circumstances please contact your manager. Employees who work from home can continue to do so but must confirm that option with their manager.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.

Hospital incident command continues to monitor Hurricane Ian, which is now in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the southwest coast of Florida.

Hospital operations are currently running as normal and will do so until further notice, however we will be sending out another email with important information later today with details on staffing, parking, local conditions and more.

As of the 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, current projections have the storm coming ashore later today along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast. The path of Ian is then expected to take it northeastward through Central and Northeast Florida before moving north into Georgia.

Forecasts still indicate the storm will bring heavy rain, flooding and tropical force winds to our area beginning tonight. Because the path, timing and landfall of the storm are still uncertain, we ask that you continue to follow updates.

Hospital Employees: Hospital incident command remains open and will continue to monitor the storm over the coming days and will update staff as needed. Please contact your managers for information on possible shift changes as Ian moves closer to our area. If you have questions or need further information you can call incident command at 244-3444.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.

Hospital incident command continues to monitor Hurricane Ian, which is now north of Cuba as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico. Hospital operations are currently running as normal and will do so until further notice.

Current projections have the storm continuing to move northward through the Gulf of Mexico before moving northeastward and coming ashore Thursday morning along Florida’s central Gulf Coast. The path of Ian is then expected to take it northward through central and north Florida before moving into Georgia.

Forecasts indicate the storm will bring heavy rain and flooding to our area beginning late Wednesday, with tropical storm force winds arriving Wednesday night. Because the path, timing and landfall of the storm are still uncertain, we ask that you continue to follow updates.

Hospital employees: Hospital incident command remains open and will continue to monitor the storm over the coming days and will update staff as needed. Please contact your managers for information on possible shift changes as Ian moves closer to our area.

Monday, Sept. 26

Hurricane Ian is now located in the Western Caribbean heading northwesterly towards the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico sometime Tuesday before taking a turn more to the north and northeast.

The path of the storm is still unclear but it is expected to affect most of west and central Florida beginning on Wednesday before coming ashore Thursday. Forecasts indicate the storm will bring heavy rain and flooding to our area beginning late Wednesday, with tropical storm force winds arriving Thursday. Because the path, timing and landfall of the storm are still uncertain, we ask that you continue to follow updates.

Hospital incident command is now open and continues to monitor the storm and will update staff as needed. Please contact your managers for information on possible shift changes as Ian moves closer to our area. If you have questions or need further information you can call incident command at 244-3444.


For more information, please contact:
UF Health Media Relations
904-244-3268