HSC Campus Reopening Plan

HSC will begin a reopening of campus on June 8 for supervisors and June 15 for additional team members as approved by their supervisor (see HSC Reopening Plan FAQs for more detail).

The institution’s priorities during this transition are to protect the health of employees, students and the community; and to carefully and deliberately mitigate negative health and safety impacts. The reopening plan will remain flexible and will be continually evaluated in order to remain in accordance with guidance and data from federal, state, local governments, and university health professionals. All team members (employees and students) must take an online Campus Re-entry Education before returning.

Our HSC values and Code of Culture serve as a guide for reopening:

  • Serve Others First: Demonstrate compassion, care and humility.
  • Integrity: Conduct ourselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability.
  • Respect: Build trust by honoring our word through actions.
  • Collaboration: Combine our strengths to discover new ideas and share best practices.
  • Be Visionary: Create unique ways to provide remarkable service, and navigate change to move us forward.


The safety and well-being of team members is HSC’s top concern. Therefore, all team members should follow established guidelines.

  1. Stay home if you are sick or experience any potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Notify your supervisor if you are sick or experiencing symptoms
    • Contact your primary care physician or contact the Priority Care Clinic at 817-735-CARE (2273)
  2. Wear a mask
    • Effective June 25, 2020, face coverings (cloth face coverings, disposable masks, etc.) must be worn by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, tenants and visitors (age 2 or greater) at all UNT System locations and campuses in the following areas:   
      • Indoor public areas, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all classrooms, non-private offices and common spaces in residential facilities.
      • Outdoor spaces where six feet or more of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
    • Full details of the face covering requirement may be viewed on the UNT System COVID-19 web site.
    • Any questions related to face coverings, or any of the UNT System’s risk management guidelines, may be sent to: covid@untsystem.edu.
  3. Promote behaviors that reduce spread
    • Practice hand hygiene and sneezing and coughing etiquette
    • Adhere to posted signage regarding directives and expectations
  4. Promote behaviors that reduce spread
    • Practice hand hygiene and sneezing and coughing etiquette
    • It is mandatory that you wear a face covering in the presence of others and in public settings where physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
    • Adhere to posted signage regarding directives and expectations
  5. Maintain healthy environments
    • Clean and disinfect work areas and shared spaces daily
    • Do not share items difficult to clean
    • Physical distance at least 6 feet from other individuals
  6. Maintain healthy operations
    • Limit gatherings over 10 people (until further notice) and be respectful in common areas
    • Practice innovative work practices such as virtual meetings, etc.
    • Contact HSCCOVID@unthsc.edu. if you are made aware of a positive COVID-19 case
    • Self-assess for symptoms daily before coming to campus
    • Support your team members and colleagues while coping with our new campus life
  7. Prepare for when someone gets sick
    • Know what symptoms to look for and advise potentially sick individuals to stay home
    • Notify your supervisor if you are sick or have questions about what to do if you or someone you know has symptoms

Our Frequently Asked Questions will provide our team members guidance and additional details on how to promote a safe and healthy return for employees and students, and how to handle situations that may arise.

HSC Campus Reopening Plan FAQs
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Thank you for all you do for the HSC and supporting our mission, vision and values. By following these recommendations, you are contributing to a safe and healthy environment for the HSC family and our community.

HSC Campus Reopening Plan Team

  • Jason Hartley, Operations, Co-Chair
  • Trisha Van Duser, Division of Student Affairs, Co-Chair
  • Joanna Baksh, Office of the President
  • Alex Branch, Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Angela Brown, HSC Campus Human Resources
  • Tom Cunningham, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Chris Erickson, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Lisa Hodge, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Rob McClain, Research & Commercialization
  • Kim Meyer, Center for Innovative Learning
  • Desiree Ramirez, Office of Institutional Compliance & Integrity
  • A.J. Randolph, HSC Clinical Practice Group
  • Michele Whitehead, Lewis Library

This page was last modified on September 16, 2020