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Forecasting for DFW

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UT Southwestern’s COVID-19 current state analysis and forecasting model illustrates how COVID-19 is spreading across DFW based on real patient data we have received from Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties.

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Quick, daily COVID-19 screening for UTSW employees, faculty, and learners in nonclinical buildings

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This site was last updated on Nov. 27, 2020.

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The Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Clements University Hospital

The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of Nov. 27

UTSW COVID-19 Census Update as of Nov. 27 shows total confirmed cases as 72 with 18 in the ICU, and 0 awaiting test results.

For additional numbers, see Texas Cases and Global Statistics.

UTSW Campus

The total cases on campus during the week of Nov. 13 - Nov. 19

The total cases on campus the week of Nov. 13 is 57 with a cumulative total of 533.

UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.

Today’s Updates

President’s campus briefing replay available

In today’s briefing, UT Southwestern President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky discussed the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in North Texas surpassing our previous peak in July; the importance of continued vigilance with nonpharmacological interventions and truthfulness in self-screening and awareness of symptoms; the upcoming Texas legislative session; the upcoming Values in Practice Survey launching Nov. 30; the ongoing State Employee Charitable Campaign; and much more. As in past addresses, he answered questions from the UTSW community. A replay of the broadcast is now available on the COVID-19 site.

Show your gratitude by giving back to those who have given so much

This Thanksgiving, we are all evaluating what we’re grateful for – and how to give back – in a whole new way. If you are able to help those in need, the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is a quick, easy, socially distanced way to support others throughout this ongoing crisis. However, time is running out to participate. The SECC will come to a close Nov. 30. Set aside time today to find organizations that are meaningful to you by downloading the list of charities and their corresponding codes. Once you have chosen which causes to support, follow the instructions for donating via payroll deduction (VPN access required).

UTSW students thank front line workers in heartfelt video

The UT Southwestern Student Leadership Council (SLC) and learners across the institution have compiled a video expressing their thanks to everyone who has worked tirelessly in support of their patients and in the operations of the hospital this year. 

Managers: Become a mentor and help guide the next generation of leaders

Refresh your own thinking about management and leadership and help UT Southwestern nurture and guide the next generation of leaders by becoming a Business Resource Group mentor. The BRG Mentorship Program supports mentor pairs in developing effective mentoring relationships. The program is 12 months, open to all BRG members, and includes professional development opportunities (seminars and luncheons). The next cohort for this program will begin in January 2021, with launch date to be confirmed. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, fill out the interest form by Dec. 1. For any questions or comments, contact

Celebrate two new North Campus towers Nov. 30 at virtual "topping out"

We’re changing the landscape of brain research and cancer care. Please join us at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, for a virtual “Topping Out” ceremony to celebrate a key milestone in the construction of the new North Campus Outpatient Cancer Care and Brain Research Towers. Speakers will include Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, Director, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Dr. William T. Dauer, Director, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. You can also sign your name or leave a message on one of the “virtual” beams atop the new towers. 

Witness the opening of the new Orange Tower on Dec. 3 at virtual ribbon-cutting

The future of the future of medicine is here. Please join us at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, for a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Clements University Hospital Orange Tower. Speakers will include Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Dr. John Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs.

This Thanksgiving, stay diligent with masking and social distancing

UT Southwestern has designated Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for celebrating the  Thanksgiving holiday. All UTSW clinics, central administration, academic offices, and research labs will be closed. Clements University Hospital will be fully operational with the appropriate crews in support areas. There will not be any COVID-19 Update emails from the EOC on Thursday or Friday.

Due to COVID-19 and potential operational needs, department managers should discuss with their senior leaders any required staff needed to support critical operations. Eligible staff members who are requested and approved to work over the Thanksgiving holiday will bank time for future use. Employees who are required to work on an official UTSW holiday will be allowed equivalent time off, to be taken on an hour-for-hour basis within 12 months following the date the hours were earned. Questions regarding your accruals or department-specific pay practices should be directed to your manager. Email with all other questions specific to the general UTSW holiday policy.

Occupational Health will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 but will maintain a response schedule from 8 a.m. to noon for the Special Pathogen team. For urgent COVID-19 needs, care team members should call the Occupational Health COVID pager number, 214-786-8355, which is covered 24/7. For more information, visit the Occupational Health website (requires VPN access).

The COVID-19 drive-up testing site, at Visitor Parking Lot No. 18 at the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center, will be closed on Thanksgiving and open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27. The Moncrief Cancer Institute drive-thru in Fort Worth will be closed on Thanksgiving but available 9:00-11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 and 28.

Upcoming virtual sessions

For more, see the UTSW Events Calendar.

Featured COVID-19 Resources

You Can Help Fight COVID-19 in Your Community

For Everyone – Well or Sick

Download the COVID Symptom Tracker and take 1 minute each day to:

  • Report your health daily even if you feel well
  • Get a daily estimate of COVID in your area
  • Help slow the outbreak near you
  • Developed by the health science company ZOE in collaboration with scientists and physicians at King's College of London and Massachusetts General Hospital

For Health Care Workers

Join the Healthcare Work Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry to:

  • Share clinical and life experiences in order to understand the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines
  • Unite with other American health care workers to facilitate rapid-cycle research, including an upcoming large study of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness in preventing coronavirus infections in health care workers

Upcoming Virtual Events