Healthy Campus Environment

The University will deploy strategies for a healthier campus environment, including providing face coverings, hand sanitizer, mandatory training modules and educational materials, among other resources, to students, employees and visitors. A significant number of events and services will be offered remotely. All facilities will adhere to CDC guidelines and safety protocols for on-campus residents will be enhanced.

Safety Protocols

  • UWF will provide one reusable cloth face covering and a bottle of hand sanitizer for every student and employee. Visitors will be provided a disposable face covering.
  • A disposable or cloth face covering is required inside all shared indoor spaces and in outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
    • Examples of shared indoor spaces include classrooms, laboratories, hallways, shared offices, open offices, restrooms, conference rooms, lobbies and lounge areas, retail spaces, museums, libraries and dining facilities. Anyone using a dining facility should cover their face until they sit down to eat and then put the face-covering back on immediately after.
    • Face coverings may be removed when inside of private building space, such as a single-use office or residence hall room.
  • Anyone with a disability that prevents them from wearing face coverings will be directed to Student Accessibility Resources (students), Human Resources (employees) or Visitors Center (visitors) and accommodations will be made.
  • Students and employees are required to take a COVID-19 Training as well as a Daily COVID-19 Return to Campus Pre-screening every day before coming to a University location. 
  • All facilities will adhere to CDC guidelines, as well as University established guidelines. UWF has increased the cleaning of facilities and disinfecting frequently touched areas.
examples of health wellness and prevention resources
Example Health, Wellness and Prevention Resources Available to Campus

Housing and Residence Life

  • UWF will continue honoring housing contracts for the fall semester.
  • UWF will reserve spaces for COVID-19 isolation. A student who tests positive will be moved immediately to an isolation/quarantine space. If someone comes in one-on-one contact with that student in their living space, that unit will be quarantined until test results are available. 

Student Activities and Services 

  • Student organization procedures and support programs will be delivered virtually through September and will be modified as needed throughout the semester. 
  • Various student services will provide remote services reopen and operate with modified hours. Social distancing will be practiced in all areas and capacity limitations will be enforced.

Intercollegiate Athletics 

  • University Athletics will comply with the UWF, NCAA and Gulf South Conference standards to return student-athletes to campus. Athletics will promote and support appropriate adherence by student-athletes to applicable health and hygiene recommendations. 


  • The University will require guests to comply with the same requirements as students and employees, including wearing personal face coverings. 
  • If protocols are not followed, guests will be asked to leave the premises immediately.