COVID-19 resources, information for staff

3/13/20

Dear staff,

While we have been preparing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) to reach our campus community for many weeks, today’s news from President Fenves further prioritizes those efforts. The virus is a concern for all of us, both personally and as it relates to our work on behalf of the university. There is new information on the university’s coronavirus website, including Frequently Asked Questions that explain what you should do if you believe you have been exposed to coronavirus.

Our first priority is to keep you safe and healthy. Please continue to follow the Mitigation Strategies and Social Distancing Guidelines, wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and substitute a “Hook ‘Em” for a handshake.

Human Resources has a dedicated web page about teleworking, and telemedicine and telecounseling including video counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program. Some of your time and leave questions may not be answered yet; we will share guidance soon about how to enter your time.

Some of you may be wondering what it means for the university to be closed. Please check with your supervisor if you are unclear about your role during this time.

The university will continue to provide updates. Keep checking emails and visiting the university’s coronavirus website as new information is frequently being published.

Thank you for your dedication and flexibility during this evolving issue.

 

Regards,

Darrell Bazzell | Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer | The University of Texas at Austin