Commuting Safely During COVID-19: Walk/Roll

Walking and rolling are great ways to get around and can be done safely during COVID-19

Please consider the following information when commuting to campus as a pedestrian

Social Distance

When traveling as a pedestrian always observe social distancing and stay aware of those around you. Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Avoid following closely behind others moving in your direction, some studies recommend that quick walkers/rollers stay 16 feet behind those in front of them, and that those moving at running speeds stay up to 33 feet behind.

Wear A Mask

Always bring a mask with you on your commute. If your commute takes you through crowded areas, or narrow paths that may be difficult to stay distanced, wear your mask to reduce COVID-19 transmission. On hot days, consider bringing a second mask; masks soaked in perspiration can be difficult to breath in may become less effective.

Be Choosy

Be choosy and don’t risk close interactions with those are engaging in risky behavior like not wearing a mask in social situations or not observing social distancing. If you plan to travel with a friend or partner, make sure you discuss safe practices for COVID-19 transmission reduction to establish guidelines for interaction you are both comfortable with.

Touch Less

When you are in public places be mindful of the objects you touch and your interaction with public fixtures. Avoid touching hand railings, door handles and signal buttons directly with your bare hand if possible.

Plan Your Route

Think ahead and make choices that will reduce your exposure on your walking commute. Choose a route with less crowded or narrow walkways. Choose a time for your commute with lower pedestrian traffic to further reduce your chances of COVID-19 transmission.

Keep It Clean

Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after your commute. If you are unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.


COVID-19 Transportation Safety

COVID-19 Transportation Safety

During the current COVID-19 outbreak it is important to consider the safety of your commute options while balancing your transportation needs. Please use the information below to assess the safety or your commute and access UF's resources to support your choice in transportation.... Learn More