Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | University of South Florida

Returning to Campus

We are so excited to welcome you back! USF will return to pre-COVID classroom capacity, face-to-face courses, and campus operations, including athletic and social activities, beginning with Summer B (June 28) and continuing into the Fall. We have developed guidelines and resources for faculty, staff and students to help you prepare for and navigate the months ahead.

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The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as university leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information. 

Following All Posted Signs and Placards

Though some of the mitigation guidance has changed based on our evolving understanding of the virus, its transmission, vaccination effectiveness, etc., all members of and visitors to the university community on any campus should continue to follow any posted signs and placards relating to COVID-19 mitigation. The university is in the process of removing signage about required face coverings and required physical distancing.

Face Coverings

One man and one woman talking and walking holding binders and books while one man and one woman sit on a bench talking on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

As of May 21, 2021, guidance for face coverings on our campuses has been modified. This guidance is effective immediately and applies university-wide unless otherwise stated.

Vaccination Information

Closeup on mRNA COVID-19 vaccine vial

As COVID-19 vaccine availability increases, USF strongly encourages anyone who is medically eligible to sign up as soon as possible to receive the vaccine. By getting vaccinated, you are doing your part to help protect our community and bring the pandemic to an end.