Pursuant to guidance yesterday from UF regarding a transition to normal campus operations. All clinical research encounters being conducted in clinical settings (or non-clinical e.g. CTSI CRC, AMRIS, study team labs, etc.) will continue to follow masking guidance provided by UF Health.
Additionally, Human Subjects Research being conducted in the community setting will also continue to follow UF Health guidelines with respect to masking policies. It is absolutely paramount that we continue to care for the participants we engage.
This guidance is about to be released via OCR and CTSI channels, it was reviewed and approved earlier today by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Sugrue.
For the CTRB specfically, all areas where patient/participant encounters occur are considered MASKS REQUIRED zones. This is specific to IOA, CRC, and any other designated participant encounter areas in the CTRB. Additionally, all common areas that have patient/participant intersections will remain MASKS REQUIRED zones. This applies to the CRC (North entrance), CTRB Entrance to the main lobby (East side), the IOA doors (South entrance), all elevators, as well as the 3rd floor elevator landings as we are temporarily hosting Dr. Byrne’s research team with participant engagement.
Once CTRB occupants are at their respective desks/offices/cubicles they can follow the UF Guidance as shared yesterday (5/17). This guidance for the CTRB is for patient intersection zones only. If you have questions, contact Brian Sevier, Director of the Office of Clinical Research.