Coronavirus Update from UCF Leadership


– Hi, Knights I’m here
with Dr. Michael Deichen of UCF’s Student Health Services to talk about what UCF is
doing to protect our students, faculty and staff from COVID-19,
also known as Coronavirus. – Because of the virus rapid spread, we are closely monitoring COVID-19, and based on guidance from
public health officials and the state, we’re
taking the necessary steps to keep our campus
community safe and informed. – One of those steps is moving UCF classes to online instruction for at least two weeks, beginning Monday. You’ll need to work directly
with your faculty members on expectations and
assignments during this time. – Because courses are being moved online, students should not come back to campus for the next two weeks. However, we will continue
to keep residence halls open only for on campus student residents who do not have an
alternative place to stay. We also encourage you to follow the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention’s guidance on travel and self-quarantine practices. If you’ve been to one of the
countries on the CDC’s list in the past two weeks or will soon be returning
from one of these countries, please immediately contact
Student Health Services. – Finally, we know this can
be a very stressful time for our campus community. Information is changing rapidly, and everyone wants to
make the best decisions for themselves and their families. That’s why we will continue posting the latest UCF information on our website with updates on travel
and campus operations, answers to frequently asked questions and the precautions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. As Knights, we take care of
each other and we’re committed to helping each other
through this difficult time. – Because the safety and well
being of our campus community is always our number one priority. (upbeat music)

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