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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

USF Student Guidelines for Fall 2020 (8/13)

Dear students:
It is so exciting to know we are just two weeks away from the start of the 2020-21 academic year at the University of South Florida -- and to the time when many of you will arrive on our campuses!  
USF leadership is vigilantly monitoring the latest COVID-19 data, as well as the guidance from the CDC and other governmental agencies, to prepare all campuses for the start of the fall semester.  As a member of this community, it is very important that you understand the critical role that you play in maintaining a healthy and safe environment. To help you, we have prepared the Student Guidelines for Fall 2020. Although lengthy, it is an important read that provides information and expectations of students for fall semester.  
Key actions for all students to take now include:
Additional actions for students coming to campus:
    • Provide the results of a negative COVID-19 test at least 2 business days before your scheduled move-in if you will be living in campus housing, per the instructions emailed from USF Student Health Services
    • Complete the online training module, Students: Returning to Campus, in Canvas before coming to campus.  
    • Beginning Aug. 24, complete the USF Daily Symptom Check every day. If you are symptom free, the tool will generate your digital Campus Pass for the day. The tool will be available soon on USF Archivum, which you can access from myUSF or by downloading the app from an app store.  
    • Follow the university’s guidelines for wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, hand washing, disinfecting spaces, and other posted mitigation measures.
    • Respond to any correspondence you receive from USF to participate in random COVID-19 testing.
Even though it will no doubt be an unusual semester, it is USF’s mission to provide all students with an excellent college experience in an environment and with the services that will best support your academic, residential, social, and wellness needs.  Please utilize all the resources in this guide and revisit it online in the Current Student Toolkit for the latest information throughout the semester.
Paul Dosal, Ph.D.
Vice President - Student Success 

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Coronavirus Updates

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The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 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.