One day after Hurricane Irma swept through North Florida, the University of Florida is actively cleaning up campus to make way for employees and the restart of business operations on Wednesday.
Students will report back for classes on Thursday. We are asking faculty members and academic staff to be as flexible and understanding as possible to personal hardships experienced by students.
We encourage any students in need of assistance to contact U Matter We Care at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to assist students on a case-by-case basis.
We are seeing a number of student services reopen including the Reitz Union at noon today with limited services. Tomorrow it will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Library West will open at 1 p.m. today and resume a 24-hour schedule. All libraries will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday as will the Starbucks in Library West and Marston.
The Florida Museum of Natural History will reopen at the normal time on Wednesday.
RTS bus service has resumed today with limited routes. Check http://go-rts.com/ for routes and schedules.
Check for additional facility openings at http://www.ufl.edu.
While parking restrictions are lifted through today, we ask that anyone who parked in restricted flat lots or garages during the storm to please relocate their vehicles before Wednesday.
All employees should inspect their workspaces and report any problems to Facilities Services at 392-1121. Employees in storm-damaged buildings should follow instructions from their supervisors regarding alternate work arrangements.
Employees unable to return to work should contact their supervisors with that information, and supervisors should communicate this information up through their chain of supervision.
Supervisors please be as flexible and understanding as possible. UF Human Resources will provide guidance to college and vice presidential areas about next steps to assist those employees.
UF Health Shands hospitals, the UF Health Shands E.R., the UF Health Shands Trauma Center, the UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R., the UF Health Shands Emergency Center – Springhill and the UF Health Emergency Center – Kanapaha remain open and hospital-based services for inpatients continue operations.
All UF Health Physicians practices and services will be fully open on Wednesday, Sept. 13. For up-to-date information on all UF Health Science Center clinical practices, please visit UFHealth.org or call 352-265-0008.
Employees working in facilities outside of Gainesville should contact their supervisors.
Stay safe everyone.