When the opportunity to bring COVID-19 testing to the underserved population in Jacksonville arose, many UF Health Jacksonville medical personnel went out into the community to perform testing for residents unable to travel to testing sites around the city. During 13 sessions, more than 1,444 people were tested in seven locations in underserved neighborhoods between April 8 and May 29.
All of this, plus many other efforts statewide, have contributed to the low COVID-19 patient numbers at the hospital. However, as we slowly reopen practices and resume elective surgeries, it’s important to remember that the threat of COVID-19 is not over. Together, we will continue to adapt to the ever-changing situation and work hard to protect patients, one another and the community.