Dear USF community,
As part of the University of South Florida’s ongoing commitment to the well-being of students, faculty and staff in light of COVID-19, USF is implementing new processes to support a healthy environment on our campuses. An important part of these efforts is to understand the health status of the members of our university community before the fall semester begins on August 24. In order to provide us with a baseline of information from all faculty, staff and students, we are requiring everyone to complete the Return to Campus COVID-19 Assessment by August 7.
This assessment can be accessed by visiting MyUSF or clicking the graphic above.
The first section asks if you are planning to return to campus; if you are not planning to return to campus the assessment stops at that point. If there is a chance you will return, even if it’s only on a limited or periodic basis, you should say yes and continue through the assessment. You must complete the assessment, submit it and receive a confirmation in order to be allowed to return to campus. We encourage you to complete this assessment as soon as possible. If you don’t fill it out by August 7, you will start to receive a series of reminders that this must be completed.
If you indicated a return to campus in the assessment, at the start of the fall semester you will be required to participate in the USF Daily Symptom Check. This brief daily survey must be completed every day before you come to campus. The tool is designed to help you monitor your own health, maintain a healthy environment for all members of the USF community and will alert a university health care provider to contact you to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19 or need any other health or social support. If you complete the daily survey and are approved to return to campus, you will receive a green check that will serve as a pass to return and will allow you to enter USF facilities. More information on how to access the USF Daily Symptom Check will be provided soon.
Individuals returning to campus will also be placed in a pool for random COVID-19 testing, which the university will implement as an important part of our disease mitigation strategy.
To recap, in order to remain in compliance with the university’s procedures, you must complete the following steps:
- Complete the Return to Campus COVID-19 Assessment no later than August 7.
- Beginning August 24, complete the USF Daily Symptom Check every day you intend to be on campus. If you don’t earn a green check, please stay home. Student Health Services will be automatically notified and a representative will be in contact with you.
- Respond to any correspondence you receive from USF to participate in random COVID-19 testing.
- Follow the university’s guidelines for wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, hand washing, disinfecting spaces and other posted mitigation measures.
All of these health and safety steps are mandatory for everyone returning to campus and there are consequences for failing to comply. A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.