UTMB Employee and Student COVID-19 Information

The following are resources for UTMB Health staff and students that outline processes and procedures for COVID-19. Please protect yourself with the currently available bivalent COVID booster and flu vaccines. When ill with new onset respiratory symptoms, fever or fatigue, please stay away from work or study until you are tested for COVID and flu. Thank you for your continued flexibility as we adjust our policies consistent with clinical data in our region.

Safety Requirements  

Masking Policy

Routine masking by health care workers, patients and visitors in patient care settings is NO LONGER required. Masking will be a personal choice. However, please exercise the following caution:

  1. Appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn by everyone when providing care to or visiting a patient under isolation.
  2. The return-to-work policy, including masking and antigen testing, for employees and students with COVID-19 has been updated. Please refer to the Return-to-Work for Sick Employees and Students for more information.

Updated 8/11/2023

Sick or Exposed

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Contact Infection Control

Have questions or need information, contact Infection Control by paging (409) 643-3133 or calling (409) 772-3192.