Student Health Service and COVID-19

Lennar Foundation Medical Center

The University's COVID-19 Response

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result via MyUHealthChart after hours, a Student Health Service COVID-19 nurse will be in contact with you the following morning. If, however, you require urgent medical assistant, please call 305-284-9100. Please be sure to isolate as best as possible in the interim.

Contact Student Health Service if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 outside of Student Health
  • Have any other COVID-19 medical questions

Contact Information

Seeking Care & Testing

Visit the University's COVID-19 website for testing information, including testing via Student Health Service for students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to safeguard their health and the health of all members of our University and community.

Students can find vaccination locations nearest them by visiting

You may have some side effects after receiving the vaccine, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. On the arm where you got the shot: pain, redness, and swelling. Throughout the rest of your body: fever, chills, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, and nausea. Visit the CDC website for more information and tips on managing the side effects from the vaccine. Please contact your healthcare provider if your fever lasts more than 2 days or is accompanied by sore throat, congestion, cough, and/or loss of taste or smell. 

Self-Quarantine and Self-Isolation Guidance

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  • What is the difference between self-quarantine and self-isolation?

    Quarantine: used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, and monitor their health. 

    Isolation: used to separate people infected with the virus (with or without symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

    Students who have been exposed or potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19, those with COVID-19 symptoms, or those who tested positive for COVID-19 will be advised to self-isolate or self-quarantine. Affected students will be advised to follow self-isolation and self-quarantine guidelines.

  • Where will self-isolation or self-quarantine occur for students?

    There is currently no university sponsored isolation spaces for students.

  • How do I self-quarantine?

    • If you are vaccinated and received at least one booster, mask around others both indoors and outdoors for 10 days following the exposure.
    • Obtain a COVID test 6 days following the exposure.

  • How do I self-isolate?

    Stay home except to get medical care

    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately
    • Stay home until it’s safe to end home isolation
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils
    • Wear a face mask when around other people


    Review the CDC guidelines on self-isolation and the Student Health guidelines on self-isolation.

  • How does being vaccinated against COVID-19 impact my quarantine or isolation?

    Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination, should schedule an appointment with a Student Health provider by visiting MyUHealthChart. You may be placed in isolation following an evaluation from a medical provider. 

    Isolation: The COVID-19 vaccine does not exempt you from isolation if you test positive for COVID-19 or start to experience symptoms.

Absence Verification

Students, faculty, and workplace supervisors can request Student Health Service to confirm dates that a student is in isolation/quarantine. Review our Class Excuse Policy for complete information.

Travel Safety

For information regarding domestic and international travel, please refer to the University's COVID-19 website

Our Response to COVID-19

Your health and safety is our priority and we want you to know that we are taking all necessary precautions for our students. Here are our current safety measures:

All patients, employees, and providers wear masks while inside our clinic. Masks are provided for anyone who does not have one.
Like all UHealth facilities, the Lennar Foundation Medical Center has signage reminding patients and staff of the safety guidelines. In addition, appropriate protective shields have been installed where needed, furniture has been rearranged to promote social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility and clinic. There is increased cleaning in high-traffic areas, high-risk areas, and frequently touched surfaces.