Information for Employees During COVID-19
Our Entrances Have Changed
UT Southwestern has been taking necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our community since COVID-19 first emerged.
With the health of our patients, our workforce, and our community top of mind, we are putting new measures in place to limit the number of visitors per patient, restrict the number of entry access points to our medical facilities, and implement screening for all visitors.
We are aware that the new safeguards might cause some disruption to your daily workflows, so we are sharing the details with you so that you will be able to plan accordingly.
Unless otherwise stated, the new guidelines went into effect on March 16 at 10 p.m.
Access is restricted to the following:
Clements University Hospital
- The main employee entrance to Clements will remain open, as will the Management Materials Building (MMB). The second MMB entrance will close.
- All visitors and guests must enter through the main entrance or Emergency Department
Zale Lipshy Pavilion
- Employees should use the main entrance.
- All visitors and guests must enter through the main entrance.
Charles Cameron Sprague Clinical Science Building
- The entrance to the Sprague Building is now closed.
Outpatient Building (WA)
- Employees will enter through the main entrance.
- Visitors, patients, and staff will all enter through the main entrance.
Badges Needed for Building Access
As we continue to implement safeguards to minimize the risk of infection and reduce the number of people on campus, starting Wednesday, March 18, building access for non-clinical facilities around campus have moved to restricted access. Badges should be worn by UTSW employees at all times.
You will need to use your badge to gain access to:
- Academic and other non-clinical buildings
- The Danciger Building (H) passage between UTSW and Parkland
- The Charles Sprague/Zale Lipshy Pavilion connecting doors
The breezeway doors will be locked. Brookriver will remain on card access only. The Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center, including the gymnasium and recreational and exercise facilities, are closed. The library requires card access, but congregating in groups, group study, and meetings are not permitted. Social distancing practices should be followed in all instances.
Patients will be able to access:
- The James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Building
- Professional Office Buildings 1 and 2
- Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
- School of Health Professions
- Radiation Oncology facilities
- The West Entrance of Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center provides patient access to the Bass Towers.
Construction workers are coordinating access through the Facilities project managers. Please refer to the visitor policy to determine whether a visit to campus is appropriate. Gatherings of more than five individuals are not permitted on campus.
- Standard enforcement for all Clements University Hospital parking garages.
- Faculty and reserve parking regulations remain in place for all campus garages.
- Employees not assigned to the hospital will be able to access and park in garages.
- The parking team will continue to service garages and lots.
- Visitor Center (A Building) and POB Office (Clements University Hospital) will be closed.
- The North Campus 3rd Floor Food Court will be closed starting Mon., March 30. NG3 Mini-Markets will remain open 24/7.
- ND14 will be closed.
- Bass Center food venues are dependent upon vendor capabilities. Currently, Hunan will provide their to-go menu
Monday through Friday, hours may vary.
- Bru Coffee/Grab-and-Go and Hunan will remain open in the South Campus and Bass Food Courts from
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday.
- Mini-marts will remain open 24/7.
- Clements University Hospital and Zale Lipshy Pavilion cafeterias are open and available for all campus staff.
- Outpatient Building, Rad Onc, and WCB3 Coffee Shops will remain open.
- A.W. Harris Faculty Club is closed.
- NOTE: All Café seating areas are closed at all locations, only to-go service is available.
- Mail service will continue to sort invoices, checks, etc. and deliver to/pick up from departments. The number of stops per day will vary based on mail volume and coordination with each department.
- Bass Post Office will remain open, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- South Campus Post Office is closed. Please contact Mail Services at 214-645-0975 or firstname.lastname@example.org if your department has special mail service needs.
- Printing services remain available. Please contact the Printing Services team directly at 214-648-6184 or email@example.com.
- Both are closed.