Message from the President: Time away from work

Dear faculty and staff:

Many of you have worked exceptionally hard over the last few months, in unprecedented and challenging circumstances, in order to plan for and respond to current pandemic conditions. I join with our entire UT Health San Antonio family in being very grateful for everyone’s many contributions.

In addition to my request made last week that all employees take 5 days of personal leave by July 15, I request that you work with your leader and make plans, where operationally possible, to also take vacation days you would have normally taken during the summer months. This will assist with our cost containment efforts — and it is important for you to have time away from work for rejuvenation, your mental health and overall wellbeing. Questions related to leave balances can be addressed by contacting

While taking time off, please continue to abide by the important precautions of social distancing, use of face masks and frequent hand washing, and limit or avoid, if possible, air travel, hotels and crowded restaurants.

With gratitude,

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
President and Professor of Medicine

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