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  • Aug. 31 Clinical Task Force Update

    COVID activity during the current wave due to the delta variant continues to be very high, with daily positive cases at 300-400 (15-25% positivity) within the UTMB system. The average COVID census across all UTMB campuses has ranged from 190 to 200 for the past two weeks, among the highest inpatient numbers so far in the pandemic. All clinical faculty and staff are being advised of current measures (access restricted).

  • Aug. 31, 2021: UTMB Incident Command Update

    The UTMB Incident Command Team met Aug. 31 regarding the continuing challenge presented by the COVID Delta variant. The situation is being continually monitored and operational decisions made based on data. See the latest updates in this message for all UTMB faculty, staff and students in all locations.

  • Aug. 24, 2021: UTMB Incident Command Update

    The UTMB Incident Command Team met Aug. 24 regarding the continuing challenge presented by the COVID Delta variant. The situation is being continually monitored and operational decisions made based on data. See the latest updates in this message for all UTMB faculty, staff and students in all locations.

  • FDA grants full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which will now be marketed as “Comirnaty,” for people ages 16 and up. While UTMB is awaiting guidance from the state of Texas regarding how the FDA approval impacts vaccine requirements, it does provide added assurances of the vaccine’s effectiveness in battling the virus.

  • Aug. 18 Clinical Task Force: Travel Guidance

    This information from the COVID-19 Clinical Task Force clarifies and expands on the travel guidance included in the Aug. 17, 2021, Incident Command Update. This information applies to all faculty, staff and students.

  • Aug. 17: UTMB Incident Command Update

    The UTMB Incident Command Team met Tuesday morning regarding the continuing challenge presented by the COVID Delta variant. The situation is being continually monitored and operational decisions made based on data. See the latest updates in this message for all UTMB faculty, staff and students in all locations.

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Available

    Currently, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose.

  • COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available for eligible immunocompromised individuals

    COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will soon be available from the Galveston County Health District in partnership with UTMB and Galveston County for fully vaccinated immunocompromised individuals who meet eligibility criteria, under an Emergency Use Authorization announced by the FDA and CDC.

  • The Delta Wave: Important Info

    UTMB is seeing a steep increase in the number of COVID-19 patients. The new, highly transmissible Delta variant is leading to a fourth wave of the pandemic and patients now are younger, sicker and overwhelmingly unvaccinated.

  • Incident Command Update for Aug. 10, 2021

    An update from Incident Command for Aug. 10, 2021, including new guidance for masks being required in all UTMB facilities, meeting room capacity/distancing, vaccines and emergency leave (access restricted).

  • From Executive Leadership: Prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workplace

    As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to challenge our communities, UTMB's Executive Leadership shares information on the recently reinstated emergency paid leave benefit for employees impacted by COVID, as well as reminders and guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the virus (access restricted).

  • UTMB Incident Command Update

    The UTMB Incident Command Team met recently regarding the growing spread of the highly transmissible COVID Delta variant in our region. We are monitoring the situation continually and will make operational decisions based on data. With significant increases in number of new cases, test positivity rates and hospitalizations across our system, all faculty, staff and students throughout the state must remain vigilant and practice safety protocols. Get updates...