COVID-19 Media Policies

For the Media

UT Southwestern is taking steps to minimize the need to gather in large groups and spend prolonged time in close proximity with each other, as part of our proactive response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect our health care workers and resources to serve the community.

Virtual Interviews

In accordance with these practices, UTSW physicians and scientists will not conduct on-campus interviews and will not attend media activities off-campus. To arrange virtual interviews or interviews by phone, please send your request to

Patient Confidentiality

Please understand our priority is to provide care to our patients. We ask all media to respect the privacy of individuals who come to our campus for care. Out of respect for privacy, UTSW does not discuss patients, does not identify what tests patients have been administered related to coronavirus or other diseases, nor reveal the status of tests it conducts or requests. Information on COVID-related infections is available through the Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Contact Us

For media requests related to COVID-19, please contact:

James Beltran, Communications Manager

Remekca Owens, Communications Manager

Russell Rian, Director of Brand Communications and Public Relations