Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Required Mask Usage

All patients visiting SHCC are required to wear a mask.

COVID-19 Transmission Probability

COVID-19 Carrier without mask and Healthy Person without a Mask. Risk level: High
COVID-19 Carrier with mask and Healthy Person without a Mask. Risk level: Medium
COVID-19 Carrier with mask and Healthy Person with a Mask. Risk level: Low
How To Wear a Face Covering Safely and Effectively

Step 1: Secure. Remember to wash your hands before putting on a face covering. Secure it by tightening ear loops or ties. Wash your hands afterwards.

Step 2: Wear. Avoid touching your eyes or the surface of your face covering while wearing it. Always wear in common areas.

Step 3: Remove. When removing your face covering, avoid touching the surface and your eyes, nose and mouth.

Step 4: Wash. Wash your hands immediately upon removing your face covering, which should be washed frequently.

Your face covering should: Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of your face; Be secured with ties or ear loops; include multiple layers of fabric; allow for breathing without restriction; be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.

Types of face coverings: Mask, Cloth, Bandana.

Additionally, patients can utilize cloth masks for protection. The CDC offers instructions for creating a cloth face covering from home and proper usage.

Testing information

  • Evaluation and testing for possible COVID-19 is available 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday-Friday, due to lab pick up times.
  • Due to a limited number of test kits at this time, testing is limited to patients who have been evaluated by our staff and are symptomatic.
  • Test results currently take several days to process. We will update as this improves.
  • Patients tested are required to self-quarantine.

Drive By Testing Instructions and Driving Directions (only applicable if you have already had an appointment with a provider and had a drive-by test already scheduled):

1.    See the directions and map below for Drive-By Testing location.

2.    Please drive yourself to the Drive-By Testing appointment if at all possible and do not use driving services such as Uber or Lyft to minimize infecting others.

3.    When you arrive call the Blue team secretary to alert them of your arrival 352-294-7330.

From University Ave:
Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Drive (Stadium on left & O’Connell on right) Go to next Red light at Stadium Rd Turn Left onto Stadium Rd Turn onto the first road to the Left after the cross-walk (No street name / just a ONE WAY sign / Alley with parking)

From Buckman Dr:
Pass the Hub, pass parking lot on the right
Turn onto the second road to the Right
(No street name / just a ONE WAY sign / Alley with parking)

Patients and parents, please refer to these instructions to help answer questions about what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are under investigation, or if you may be around those testing positive or under investigation. Additional instructions for coming off of home isolation can be found at this link.

Testing for COVID-19 is determined by the clinician during their clinical assessment obtained through Telehealth or other screening. Fever, shortness of breath and cough may be indicators according to the CDC. Although not everyone needs testing, if you are tested, please note that it is taking several days to receive the test results.

One way to determine if you need testing is via Telehealth. Telehealth has many benefits:

  • Improved access to healthcare professionals and convenience.
  • More efficient medical evaluation and management.
  • Obtaining expertise of a distant specialist
  • Improved allocation of resources, decreased exposure and ease of use.
What is self-quarantine?

People who have contracted or been exposed to the COVID-19 should self-quarantine. Health experts recommend that self-quarantine lasts 14 days. 

You might be asked to self-quarantine if you have recently returned from traveling to a part of the country or the world where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, or if you have knowingly been exposed to an infected person.

Self-quarantine involves:

  • Staying at home
  • Not having visitors
  • Not sharing personal space areas, such as bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Not sharing things like towels and utensils
  • Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people in your household

Once your quarantine period has ended, if you do not have symptoms, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to return to your normal routine.

Information for Parents

For questions/concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact SHCC via e-mail at covid@shcc.ufl.edu.

Re-Testing after Negatives: We follow CDC recommendations and do not recommend re-testing after a positive test for non-health care workers.

Helpful Links

University of Florida COVID-19 Homepage

UF Screen, Test and Protect

UF Health COVID-19 Updates