News Category: covid-19

Follow FAS COVID-19 guidance to drive and ride safely with others to and from the workplace

COVID Safe Vehicle
Oct. 11, 2021

The COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff was updated in summer 2021 and re-launched on Aug. 19, 2021, in an email to FAS employees from Senior Vice President Darrell Bazzell. The Guide includes important requirements and guidance for driving university vehicles and for carpooling to and from work sites.

Update on Flexible Work, New Testing Program

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Sept. 15, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

In his message to all employees, President Jay Hartzell extended the timeframe for some staff to return to campus to Oct. 4 while also allowing faculty to adjust their teaching modality during this time frame.

University renews #IGotTheVax vaccine campaign, offers incentives

Sept. 10, 2021

The university is celebrating students, faculty and staff who have chosen to get vaccinated, which is the best way to help #ProtectTexasTogether.

Conducting safe meetings and events during COVID-19

Safe Meetings
Aug. 31, 2021

The COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff includes requirements and guidance for meetings. You are encouraged to conduct your business with others virtually as much as possible.

HR launches Alternative Flexible Work options for employees

Flexible Work
Aug. 23, 2021

A temporary Alternative Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) is available for employees with individuals residing in their household with certain immunocompromised medical conditions.

University leaders share campus-wide, faculty and student updates

Protect Texas Imagery
Aug. 23, 2021

Recently, the university’s President, Provost and health leaders shared fall semester messages with members of the campus community. These messages provided updates on guidance and adjustments related to COVID-19 and reminded community members of the importance of vaccination, testing, and wearing masks to protect themselves and others.

Latest COVID-19 posters reinforce FAS guidance for staff

COVID-19 posters
Aug. 23, 2021

You can download and print these posters, plus you can share them on internal communication channels. The posters reflect the content of the updated COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff.

Updated FAS COVID-19 Guide for Staff available in multiple formats

COVID-19 campus updates graphic
Aug. 23, 2021

As FAS Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell announced in his Aug. 20 email to FAS staff, the updated COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff has been launched. The Guide is available online in English and Spanish. It is also available as a downloadable PDF in English and Spanish.

Updated FAS COVID-19 Guide for Staff

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Aug. 19, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

There is no denying this has been a challenging few weeks as the COVID-19 Delta variant has moved into Central Texas. In the last week, we have seen the university begin rolling out contingencies to help minimize density in classrooms, request students get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus, and I have requested FAS leadership reduce any unnecessary on-site work to help with density as well.

Update on Flexible Work as Austin moves to COVID-19 Stage 5

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Aug. 10, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

University executive leadership and the university-level health and wellness committee have been meeting to discuss contingency plans for the fall as Austin and Travis County move into COVID-19 Stage 5.