Safety Requirements for Employees & Students


Due to rapid spread of the highly-transmissible omicron variant, face masks are required for all individuals age 2 and older in all areas of all UTMB facilities, including hospitals, clinics and non-clinical buildings.

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Social Distancing

Meetings & room capacity

  • Virtual meetings are strongly recommended whenever possible.
  • When meeting in-person is necessary, attendees must follow these precautions:
    • Attendance should not exceed 50% of the normal maximum capacity for the room, regardless of vaccination status among attendees.
    • All attendees must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Snacks/refreshments should not be provided during in-person meetings.
  • Avoid eating in in the presence of others in break rooms or cafeterias; when it cannot be avoided, maintain at least six (6) feet of distance from one another. Keep unmasked time during meals as brief as possible (less than 15 minutes).