12/28/20 | 3:30 pm | Returning from Travel Updates

Returning from Travel | Faculty and Staff

If you have traveled to or returned from any international destination, you are asked to take the following precautions based on your location of travel:

  • For ALL travel, self-monitor for symptoms for 14-days upon your return. If you experience symptomsat any time during this 14-day self-assessment period, you must contact your primary care physician or Employee health’s (Wellness 360) Dr. Cindy Sickora at 210-567-5889 or Sickora@uthscsa.edu to determine whether medical evaluation is needed. As a helpful tool, you can use this 14-Day Symptom Monitoring Log.

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  • If you have traveled to or returned from any area considered a “higher risk area” defined as any geographic area or location that has had either a concentrated outbreak or high risk of transmission or a Level 2 Travel Health Notice determined by the CDC, all non-healthcare providers may not immediately return to work even if you are asymptomatic. You must first:
  1. Self-monitor using the self-assessment 14-Day Symptom Monitoring Log
  2. Alert your supervisor of the area to where you traveled
  3. Alert Environmental Health & Safety of the area to where you traveled at 210-567-2955 or COVID-19@uthscsa.edu
  4. Contact Employee Health services [Sickora@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-5889] for a medical assessment
  5. Staff will work with their supervisors and Human Resources to determine a work-from-home plan for 7 or 10 calendar days
    1. If tested at 3-5 days post-travel and negative, you must stay home for 7 days after travel
    2. If not tested, you must stay home for 10 days after travel.
    3. If you test positive, you must follow the standard quarantine protocol for positive test results.

Change advisory: Please be advised that this situation is evolving rapidly and we are updating policies and procedures regularly to maintain the safety of our community. To that end, the above-referenced restrictions may be extended as appropriate.

Returning from Travel | Students

If you have traveled to or returned from any international destination, you are asked to take the following precautions based on your location of travel:

  • If you have traveled to or returned from any international destination, you are asked to self-monitor using this assessment (link to assessment) for 14-days upon your return. If you experience symptoms at any time during this 14-day self-assessment period, you must contact your primary care physician or Student Health Center’s Dr. Cindy Sickora at 210-567-5889 or Sickora@uthscsa.edu to determine whether medical evaluation is needed.

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  • If you have traveled to or returned from any area considered a Level 2 Travel Health Notice determined by the CDC or a “hot spot” defined as any geographic area or location that has had either a concentrated outbreak or high risk of transmission, you may not immediately return to campus. You must first:
  1. Self-monitor using the 14-Day Symptom Monitoring Log
  2. Alert Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs of the area to where you traveled at 210-567-2004 or to Jacqueline Mok at Mok@uthscsa.edu
  3. Contact Student Health Services [Sickora@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-5889] for a medical assessment
  4. Work with Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs on a remote learning plan for 7-10 calendar days
    1. If tested at 3-5 days post-travel and negative, you must stay home for 7 days after travel
    2. If not tested, you must stay home for 10 days after travel.
    3. If you test positive, you must follow the standard quarantine protocol for positive test results.

Change advisory: Please be advised that this situation is evolving rapidly and we are updating policies and procedures regularly to maintain the safety of our community. To that end, the above-referenced restrictions may be extended as appropriate.

Returning from Travel | Residents and Fellows

If you have traveled to or returned from any international destination, upon your return you are asked to:

  • Self-monitor using this 14-Day Symptom Monitoring Log
  • Contact the GME office immediately if you experience symptoms at any time during this 14-day self-assessment period
  • If you experience symptoms at any time during this 14-day self-assessment period, you must contact the GME office immediately
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