Remaining in Phase 2 Until May 1

As UT Southwestern gradually returns to limited 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)

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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Seek Answers from Your Supervisor

You may seek answers within your departmental leadership, but also feel free to your questions.

Who is to return to campus? Can anyone come back?

Institutional and department leadership have submitted Return to Campus plans based on operational priorities and business needs. No employee should return to working on campus without approval of their supervisor. Employees who can perform their job responsibilities remotely should continue to do so.

Do I have to wear a mask? If so, when and where?

A mask is required on campus for employees in all clinical and non-clinical areas. Employees in clinical areas will continue to be masked according to policy. Employees in non-clinical departments are encouraged to bring their own cloth face coverings or masks from home, in accordance with CDC recommendations, and are responsible for washing their own masks on a regular basis. Please visit the masking policy to learn more.

Where do I park?

All employees authorized to park on campus can access parking garages and park in designated UTSW employee spaces. (Staff with lot parking are allowed in staff garage parking spaces.) Faculty and reserve parking regulations remain in place for all campus garages and you will be ticketed if you park in spaces reserved for visitors and patients. Please visit the For Employees page to learn more. 

How do I access my building?

You will need your badge to access any building on campus. If you don’t have the proper building accesses, please Badge Access Control and copy your immediate supervisor. View entrance details.

Can we have in-person events and meetings on campus?

Whenever possible, all meetings should remain virtual. If it is imperative to have an in-person meeting, they must be limited to five or fewer individuals while maintaining safe distancing of six feet and wearing a mask or cloth face covering. View social distancing tools for meeting and conferencing.

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Overarching Principles for the On-Campus Experience

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  • Work from home if possible and approved by your supervisor/manager.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance on campus.
  • Masks are mandatory on campus when safe distancing practices cannot be maintained.
  • Building entry requires your badge and temperature screening for all buildings with clinical space.
  • Meetings should be virtual or limited to five or fewer with masks and 6 feet of distance.
  • Departmental leadership is empowered to innovate with work schedules and workplace arrangements to meet safety standards and allow for maximum productivity.
  • Stay informed by frequently checking this page for updates.

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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