Frequently Asked Questions
Who may return to campus now?
Does this plan include student workers?
When will all employees return to campus and who will make that decision?
Why is the HSC moving gradually to return employees to the campus?
Will there be training provided about what to expect when I return to campus?
What must each college, division and department do to prepare for employees to work on campus?
What does phased staffing look like?
I am a caregiver whose children attend schools and/or daycares that are closed. What guidance can HSC provide?
Is the on-campus Lena Pope Early Learning Center open?
I am a caregiver of someone who has COVID-19, or I have COVID-19 symptoms myself. Do I return to campus to work?
Is the State of Texas’ extended disaster declaration status tied to the HSC reopening plan to continue operations?
Are visitors allowed back on campus?
What will happen if Texas or my community experiences another spike in COVID-19 cases?
Have building hours and access changed?
Will campus events be allowed this fall?
Are HSC funded/sponsored events allowed to be held off-campus?
How does COVID-19 affect research at HSC?
What should students expect when returning to campus for in-class activities?
Safety and Wellbeing
What role can I play to ensure the health and safety of our HSC community?
Am I required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before leaving my home and coming to campus?
I’m waiting on my COVID test results. Can I still come to campus?
What do I do if I am experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19?
Where do I report if I’m told by an employee or student that they tested positive for COVID-19?
Will there be enhanced cleaning of workspaces to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19?
Will additional cleaning supplies be available on campus for use?
Can offices or workspaces be modified for increased safety?
Will in-person meetings be allowed?
Will other spaces in my work area be closed, such as breakrooms, kitchens or other facilities?
Is it required that I wear a face covering on campus?
Can I take my face covering off if my chair is physically distanced 6 feet away from others?
What do I do if I have concerns about other employees or students not following the HSC COVID-19 Safety Guidelines?
Will I be asked to check my temperature at the office or at home before returning to campus?
Will employees and students be tested for COVID-19?
What do I do, as a student, if I’m told I must be tested before going on a clinical rotation?
Is there mental health support for employees and students returning to campus?
What if I notice unsafe working conditions?
Are there still travel restrictions in place?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Helping to Get and Keep America Open
- City of Fort Worth Updates
- State Updates
- City News
- UNTHSC COVID-19 Updates
- ACHA Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19
- Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas
- UNTS COVID-19 Employee Resources – HR FAQ; leave options; cybersecurity safeguards; insurance details related to COVID-19
- Flexible Work Arrangement Policy
- World Health Organization
This page was last modified on October 8, 2020