Our plan forward

Welcome to the Office of Professional and Workforce Development website outlining how we can all have the safest and most productive courses possible as we work together to combat COVID-19.

Effective immediately, in light of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we expect everyone to wear a mask at all times when inside any UF facility, even if you are vaccinated. This includes our students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors. Recent studies and guidance from the CDC state that both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals can transmit the current COVID-19 variant to unvaccinated persons.

UF has transitioned to pre-COVID normal operations for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year on June 28, as previously announced. Changes include returning to pre-pandemic classroom capacity for Summer B and Fall semesters. To view UF’s official statement on transitioning to normal campus operations, please visit this site.

Download our 20-Second Hand-washing Guide


The OPWD team has had refresher training in proper hand-washing techniques. We ask that students also follow proper hand-washing techniques by following posted signage in restrooms.

OPWD team members are following guidelines provided by the UF test and trace program.

All team members are required to wear a mask while at the TREEO Center.

We have asked that any team members who are not feeling well proactively stay home until they have been fever free and feeling better for at least 72 hours.



Hand sanitizer dispensers are installed throughout the building and available in classrooms.

All hands-on equipment will be wiped down between student uses.

University of Florida is utilizing TruShot Disinfectant and Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide to wipe down all surfaces and high-touch areas regularly.


Students are required to wear a mask while attending classes at our facility.

If you don’t feel well, please stay home and contact your medical provider. You can contact OPWD to discuss rescheduling your course by phone or email. (352) 392-9570 or kadymorris@treeo.ufl.edu.


While the world is working on how to adjust to a new normal, we understand that some people may not feel comfortable attending classroom courses just yet. OPWD has been working hard to move as much coursework online as possible. We have launched 9 new TREEO online courses with more to come. You can keep up to date with all of our online offerings at the following links: Human Trafficking Prevention | Leadership Development | Professional Development Hub | UF TREEO.