Due to Hurricane Irma and its expected impact on the state of Florida, University of Florida College of Dentistry clinics throughout the state are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of patients, faculty, staff, residents and students at all locations. The University of Florida’s main campus in Gainesville is additionally closed Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 8-12. The University of Florida is currently scheduled to reopen and resume normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
However, due to the current forecast of Hurricane Irma, classes at UF will not be held through Wednesday. We will continue to evaluate campus and community conditions, providing any scheduling updates as needed. Although there are no classes on Wednesday, all employees are expected to return to work Wednesday. Employees unable to return to work because of a storm-related hardship should notify their supervisor
University of Florida Gainesville Campus — UFCD and Clinics: CLOSED Friday through Tuesday (Sept. 8-12)
NCEF (Naples) Pediatric Dentistry Center: CLOSED Wednesday (Sept. 6) at noon through Tuesday (Sept. 12)
Hialeah Dental Center: CLOSED Thursday through Tuesday (Sept. 7-12)
St. Petersburg Dental Center: CLOSED Thursday through Tuesday (Sept. 7-12)
Any additional closures for these four clinics will be posted as they become available.
The college will work closely with university and state officials in actively monitoring the track and forecast of Hurricane Irma, and will update the college’s website and social media channels with more information as it becomes available.
In Gainesville, the University of Florida’s emergency managers are actively monitoring the developing weather and are participating in daily calls with local and state forecasters and emergency managers to learn Hurricane Irma’s track and impacts. The university will update the greater Gator community on efforts, expected impacts or schedule changes, including the UFCD and Gainesville clinic operations, as information is available.
UF has established a landing page for Hurricane Irma updates HERE.
We encourage everyone throughout the state to follow instructions from state and local government officials. Be safe!