Posts written by beason

6/22/22 | Bexar County COVID-19 community level at medium (yellow)

June 23, 2022

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and learners: Based on data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as June 20, 2022, Bexar County has been elevated to yellow status, or medium level for COVID-19 with positivity rates at 19.96% of those tested in Bexar County. Campus safety guidelines allow for […]


6/14/2022 | Return to Work Policy for COVID-19 Exposure and Infection

June 13, 2022

All UT Health San Antonio employees, faculty, or students who have had a positive COVID-19 test must notify the covid-19@uthscsa.edu email address.   Below is the information for return to work/school depending on the severity of your COVID-19 illness. Mild Illness Definition: a runny nose, cough, congestion, malaise, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, […]


March 21, 2022 | COVID-19 numbers down, safety protocols updated

March 21, 2022

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and learners: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered its COVID-19 community level risk matrix for Bexar County to “Low.” Based on this information, UT Health San Antonio is adjusting campus safety guidelines to allow for the option to wear masks at any time effective […]


11/5/21 | From the Chief Medical Officer: Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines now available

November 5, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: UT Health San Antonio offers COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. Convenient appointments can be scheduled for both children and adults at COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling. A parent, legal guardian or authorized representative must accompany the child throughout the vaccine appointment at UT Health San Antonio. […]


11/3/2021 | Message from the Chief Medical Officer: COVID-19 vaccine approved for children ages 5 to 11

November 3, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has endorsed the recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Information about scheduling your child’s vaccine at UT Health San Antonio will be disseminated tomorrow. This […]


September 23, 2021 | Non-essential travel suspended through Dec. 31

September 23, 2021

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows: Due to continued concerns with the highly infectious and emerging COVID-19 variants, non-essential travel that does not support vital humanitarian efforts or critical business functions should be suspended through Dec. 31, 2021. We recognize the desire to resume normal operations, yet data continues to […]


9/21/21 | COVID-19 booster vaccines for our faculty, staff and students available

September 21, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: Following recommendations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 17, 2021, UT Health San Antonio is now providing COVID-19 vaccine boosters to our front-line health care workers, as well as all other faculty, staff, students and residents. Pfizer boosters will be administered and can be given […]



August 23, 2021 | Everyone should wear masks on campus

August 23, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: In recent days much has been publicly discussed about the wearing of face masks. For example, in dispute in Texas and elsewhere is whether a “mask mandate” is legal or not. I write today to make clear our UT Health San Antonio policy: Everyone should wear masks on campus […]


July 30, 2021 | Additional caution needed as COVID delta variant cases increase

July 30, 2021

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Residents and Fellows: Thank you to everyone who has complied with the campus precautionary measures requested last week due to the highly contagious delta variant. The enhanced spread of the delta variant compels us to reinstate strong recommendations regarding masking and our having no communal or shared meals. New CDC data […]