News Category: covid-19

Commitment, teamwork for safe fall semester operations

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Aug. 13, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

Summer has always been a busy time for us, and this year was no exception. Although we will have fewer students, staff, and faculty on campus this fall, our work is more critical now than ever before given our additional due diligence in preparing the university for learning, working, and living during this pandemic.

Occupational Health Program aims to keep staff safe, slow spread of COVID-19

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Aug. 11, 2020

The Occupational Health Program (OHP) is one of three programs under the Human Resources HealthPoint umbrella with a small team known for its health risk assessments, screenings and vaccinations, treatment and management of work-related injuries and illnesses, and fitness for duty consultations. In recent months, however, OHP’s focus has shifted to addressing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

FAS departments partner with other UT units to transform COVID-19 testing sites

A University Health Services staff member tests for COVID-19 at the 27th Street Garage.
July 24, 2020

Teamwork among FAS departments and University Health Services (UHS) recently transformed a UHS COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing sight into a safer and more comfortable environment for UHS staff and individuals being tested.

Keeping FAS staff safe and healthy during COVID-19

COVID-19 FAS Updates Graphic
July 10, 2020

My commitment to your health and safety remains my top priority as our portfolio continues to support the operations of the university during this challenging time, and as we continue to mourn the virus-related death of our colleague.

FAS COVID-19 related fatality

COVID-19 FAS Updates Graphic
July 7, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

Last night I received extremely sad news confirming the COVID-19-related death of one of our Facilities Services staff colleagues. The loss of this custodial services team member is devastating to me and to our campus community; I am heartbroken about this loss, and the university offers its full support to the individual’s family, co-workers, and loved ones.

COVID-19 guidance for FAS

COVID-19 FAS Updates Graphic
June 10, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

As you read in Interim President Hartzell’s June 8 Fall 2020 Planning Update, the university continues to solidify plans and policies for the fall semester. I know that many of you are already working on campus to keep operations running and to support restart efforts.

Student Accounts Receivable collaborates with other offices to aid students during COVID-19

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June 4, 2020

As the university continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Student Accounts Receivable (SAR) has increased efforts to help students during this time. Recent changes include allowing students to register for summer and fall 2020 semesters despite financial bars, reducing the interest of student loans initiated in spring 2020 to 0% and facilitating the process of CARES Act and Student Emergency Services payments going directly to students.

FAS represented by Operations Working Group in fall 2020 planning

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May 28, 2020

As part of the university’s Fall 2020 Planning efforts, UT Austin has created several working groups with the goal to reopen the Forty Acres in the fall 2020 semester, likely with some courses and activities held in person and others online. The mix of in-person and online course will be dictated by health and safety concerns.

Reporting COVID-19 symptoms to Occupational Health Program is key to community safety

Report to OHP COVID testing results
May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) expected to remain a major factor in planning and carrying out UT Austin operations, the UT Austin Occupational Health Program (OHP) in Human Resources is urging all employees who are experiencing COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms regardless of test results to reach out to OHP immediately.

Moving FAS forward during difficult times

COVID-19 staff updates graphic
May 20, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

The realities of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its impact on us as individuals and as an institution are becoming clearer as the university’s ongoing assessment and planning continues.