Phase 3: Return to Campus

As UT Southwestern returns to work on campus, we place above all else:

  • Your safety and well-being (both physical and mental)
  • Your value and importance to the UT Southwestern family (whether working on- or off-campus)

Please review the return-to-campus tip sheet for helpful information as we transition to Phase 3 on May 1.

This is an ever-changing time in our lives. Thank you for helping ensure safety for yourself and others while continuing to achieve the success and innovation for which UT Southwestern is known.

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What to Expect on May 1

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Building Access 
Buildings, Common Areas, and Food Courts 
Dining Options 
Flex Work and Meetings 
Hand Hygiene 
Masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
Physical Distancing 
Services and Classes 
Temperature Screenings and Reporting COVID-19 Positive Tests 
Visitors and Vendors 

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Overarching Principles for the On-Campus Experience

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  • UT Southwestern will continue to strongly encourage – but no longer require – the wearing of masks by students, faculty, staff, and guests in nonclinical areas of our campus.
    Wearing a mask is still required within William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and all other clinical facilities.

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Screen at Home for COVID-19 Every Day

Daily Home Screening Guidelines

  1. Take your temperature at home every day before coming to work.
  2. Stay at home if:

NOTE: There is no penalty for utilizing sick time, and you may apply for Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

COVID-19 Positive Employees

If you are COVID-19 positive, follow the current procedure for COVID-19 employee illness. The Occupational Health Department (needs VPN to access) will provide direction for testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation instructions.

High-Risk Employees

If you are a high-risk employee, discuss your possible return to campus with your supervisor and Human Resources.

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Embrace Our Next “Normal”


Benefits, Tools, and Policies to Navigate Uncertainty