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 Yellow:  Application Alert

Scheduled Velos Software Maintenance

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 • 9:17 AM joreily

Velos will be unavailable 9/19/2020-12:00 AM through 9/21/2020- 6:00 AM due to v11 Upgrade. At this time users will not be able to create new Human Subjects protocols. All InfoEd functionality will still be available. Please contact IS.CRA@utmb.edu with any questions. Thank you for your patience.


 Yellow:  COVID-19

Updates and information on UTMB's COVID-19 response

Monday, Mar 23, 2020 • 11:18 AM pvaldes

For access to the daily updates, latest policies, changes to clinics and other activity related to UTMB's response to the new coronavirus, visit www.utmb.edu/COVID-19


 Yellow:  Weather Alert

Tropical Storm Beta

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 • 1:36 PM rareyes

UTMB continues to closely watch developments with Tropical Storm Beta, to ensure the safety of our employees, students and patients while preserving our mission. Please monitor local weather forecasts for any changes in the storm's path.

Tropical Storm Beta is a slow-moving system that could bring gale-force winds to the upper Texas coast by Sunday night. The exact track is still uncertain, but the system currently has potential to cause heavy rain for the Houston/Galveston area by Monday and high tides through mid-week. The combination will contribute to moderate coastal and flash flooding in certain areas. At this time, UTMB schools, hospitals, clinics, laboratories and administrative offices will remain open. Any closures or release of personnel as a result of weather conditions will be communicated from Incident Command.

Please keep in contact with your supervisor. When reporting for work, please come prepared in case a ride-out is needed.


UTMB will continue to monitor the progress of this tropical system and will issue additional communications as necessary. Updates will posted to the UTMB Alerts page, on iUTMB, our Public Alert page on www.utmb.edu, on the I Am UTMB Facebook page. (Note: Updates for patients and the general public will be posted to utmbhealth.com, and the UTMB Health Facebook page.)

Thank you and be safe.














Emergency Communications

Disaster/Weather Emergencies

In the event of a disaster or emergency weather conditions, please refer to the following lines of communication for more information:

  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at www.utmb.edu/alert. Should the UTMB web server go down, a second server is in place as a backup and will be available via UTMB's normal URL: www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at www.utmbinfo.com.
  • See www.utmb.edu/emergency_plan for UTMB Health Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.




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