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How and where to self-isolate

Updated: September 11, 2020

Your health care provider or the university's contact tracing team will determine whether you need to quarantine or isolate and where to stay.

Coping and support resources

Updated: August 28, 2020

Resources are available to help employees and students cope during the pandemic. Reach out if you need help.


Updated: September 11, 2020

The Office of Research and Engagement website is the best source of information about research activities.

Data monitoring and contingency options

Updated: September 04, 2020

We monitor several key metrics. Any decision to implement contingencies will not be based on one factor but on a combination of metrics providing insight into the health and safety of the campus community.

Safety in classrooms and instructional labs

Updated: August 28, 2020

Safety practices will include measures to create physical distance, enhanced cleaning, and use of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and face coverings.

Testing, screening, and contact tracing

Updated: September 18, 2020

The university’s program includes testing of symptomatic students and asymptomatic close contacts, self-screenings, regular systematic testing, and contact tracing.


Updated: August 21, 2020

Vol Dining is open with protective measures in place to make the experience convenient, enjoyable, and safe.

Life outside the classroom

Updated: August 05, 2020

Students will have plenty of ways to experience campus life while following health and safety guidelines.

Course schedules and formats

Updated: August 28, 2020

Changes to class times and locations will encourage social distancing.

Protection of those at high risk

Updated: July 09, 2020

The university is helping to protect faculty, staff, and students at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Vaccination requirements

Updated: July 01, 2020

Vaccination requirements apply to all campuses and institutes in the UT System and are established to protect the health and safety of the university community.

Teaching resources

Updated: August 13, 2020

Instructors can access resources to adjust to new ways of teaching.

Hosting campus events and visitors

Updated: August 20, 2020

Events hosted by units and organizations must be conducted in a safe and healthy manner.

Required daily health self-screening

Updated: August 21, 2020

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, daily temperature checks and health self-screening are required for students and employees.

When to self-isolate

Updated: September 18, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff who self-isolate need to complete a self-isolation form.

Academic calendar

Updated: September 22, 2020

Changes will reduce student travel and encourage social distancing.

What happens when a COVID-19 case is reported

Updated: September 06, 2020

Guided by expertise from public health officials and the CDC, university staff responds quickly to reports related to COVID-19 on campus.

Requirement to wear face coverings

Updated: August 14, 2020

To slow the spread of COVID-19, students, faculty, and staff must wear face coverings on campus.

Social distancing on campus

Updated: June 10, 2020

Social distancing means keeping space—about six feet—from other people as much as possible.

Living in residence halls

Updated: August 18, 2020

University Housing will communicate directly with students about move-in, logistical information, and expectations.

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