President Fuchs says students must go home if possible

Dear students, faculty and staff,

I am writing to let you know that in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement today that four University of Florida students have tested positive for COVID-19 and at the governor’s recommendation, all UF classes will remain online for the remainder of the Spring semester.

Students who have not gone home yet must do so if possible. We understand that for some students, Gainesville is home. Additionally, employees who can work remotely are strongly encouraged to do so.

All students and employees are strongly urged to practice social distancing in their studies, work and personal lives. Your health and safety is our top priority.

The university continues to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state health officials to keep the campus community safe and healthy.

These are indeed unprecedented times, and I want to thank you all for your resilience, patience and determination.

Sincerely, Kent