Updated CDC COVID-19 recommendations

UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should inform their supervisor and seek necessary and appropriate medical treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations to follow the normal respiratory virus return-to-work process. This includes returning to normal work activities when symptoms are improving overall, and there is no fever for more than 24 hours. If employees are not working, they are required to use their leave balances such as paid time off (PTO) or extended illness bank (EIB). If leave is exhausted, the employee will be placed on a leave without pay.

After returning to work, the recommendation is to take added precautions over the next five days to include masking and physical distancing. Clearance to return to work should be in accordance with normal UT Health San Antonio sick leave policies as with any other illness.

Please note that as of March 8, 2024, the email covid-19@uthscsa.edu will no longer be available and individuals should follow the CDC guidance for respiratory viruses or their physician guidance. If you have any questions about time and leave policies, please work with your departmental HR Generalist or Strategic Human Resources Business Partner for further assistance.

Flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines and testing available through Wellness 360

Annual flu shots are being offered to employees, students and residents through Wellness 360. To schedule an appointment and see details on what to bring to your appointment, visit our website.

COVID-19 vaccines are also offered on a walk-in basis as long as supplies last at Wellness 360 inside the School of Nursing Building. Supplies are limited, so patients are welcome to call ahead. In addition, testing for COVID-19 is available at Wellness 360. Testing is currently being offered on a walk-in basis Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m.


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