2.8 percent of 1,322.
That’s 37 University of Central Florida students who have tested positive for COVID-19 since university housing move-in began on Saturday.
What You Need To Know
- All students living on campus must get tested.
- They are being asked to live in “relative quarantine” until they get results.
- Should be “mindful of mask-wearing and physical distancing.”
It’s all part of UCF’s overall reopening plan.
The university told Spectrum News students are moving in over a 16-day period that ends on August 23. Each move is being scheduled by appointment to maximize physical distancing, and students have also been offered a delayed move-in option.
Everyone is being asked to avoid large gatherings where COVID-19 can be transmitted.
UCF is aware of 540 total cases but says there has been a two-week downward trend.
In an email sent to Spectrum News, Associate VP of UCF Student Health Services Dr. Michael Deichen said 185 of them were self-reported by students, staff members and faculty.