To ensure the safety and security of UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, staff and patients, the following measures are being taken and guidelines offered.
- University-sponsored international travel is suspended until further notice. This includes visitors travel to the campus.
- A leadership planning committee has been convened to include team members from Infectious Disease, Emergency Response, Risk Management, Employee Health, Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs, Human Resources and other administrative areas to actively monitor developments and coordinate campus resources, responses and communications.
- Daily safety briefings with a multidisciplinary committee specifically to discuss coronavirus action planning; communication to the university community as needed.
- Individuals visiting the university are being screened during their appointments for recent international travel and will be asked about their health and travel history.
- Additional phone screening will soon occur with all patients of UT Health Physicians prior to appointments.
- Flu activity is high in the U.S. and is expected to continue for weeks. Our clinical sites are performing tests to confirm influenza. Anyone who has not received a flu vaccine this season should be vaccinated. Find more information about flu shots from UT Health San Antonio Physicians. Crews will be increasing the cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and restrooms in university buildings. On the recommendation of our university health providers, we ask that anyone who is ill or thinks they may be ill to stay home from class and work and seek medical care and advice, as necessary.
- Faculty are being provided guidance on ways to accommodate students who may need to temporarily complete assignments remotely. Coronavirus testing will be done following CDC and local and state health department recommendations.
- International travel guidelines change frequently. Please find the latest CDC information for travelers here. Questions? Contact Dr. Michael Charlton, Environmental Health & Safety, at 210-567-2955, or Dr. Jacqueline Mok, Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs at 210-567-2004.
- Due to the rapidly evolving concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Texas organizations should leverage teleworking capabilities for continuity of operations. Follow these DIR Teleworking Tips.