COVID-19 Information & Resources



What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It most often causes respiratory symptoms that feel like a cold, flu or pneumonia. Most people who catch COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some become seriously ill. The virus can be very contagious and spread quickly.  

Submit a COVID Self-Report

Please enter your UTSA email address into the VEOCI portal. You will then be prompted to log in using the UTSA single sign on.

What to Do if You Are Exposed, Have Symptoms or Are Diagnosed with COVID-19

If you are exposed to COVID-19, experience symptoms or receive a positive test result, your first question will likely be "What should I do?" Explore below to learn how to submit a self-report, as well as what to do next.

Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19, who have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, or who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should submit a COVID Self-ReportPlease enter your UTSA email address into the VEOCI portal. You will then be prompted to log in using the UTSA single sign on.
Students, faculty and staff will receive an automated email response when submitting a COVID-19 Self-Report. This response will provide helpful guidance on the next steps to take to protect themselves and the Roadrunner community's health. 

Students, faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who are sick and suspect they have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results, should isolate from others and wear a well-fitting mask as per CDC recommendations

Students, faculty and staff are not required to provide a negative test result in order to return to class or work.

If you experience symptoms, stay home from school or work and get tested right away. Submit a COVID Self-Report and follow the guidance you receive. 


COVID-19 Testing

UTSA students can schedule an appointment with UT Health Wellness 360 for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Make an appointment online through MyHealth. Alternately, call the clinic at (210) 458-4142 or email Wellness 360 for scheduling assistance. Test kits are also available for purchase at your local pharmacy and other retailers. View a list of FDA-authorized tests.

Remember, submit a COVID Self-Report if you test positive, are symptomatic or have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Be sure to sign into the VEOCI portal using your UTSA credentials.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect your health and the health of your friends and loved ones. Even if you have already been vaccinated in the past, getting the most recent COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to remain safe and healthy as new variants emerge.  

Vaccines are available at local pharmacies, doctor’s offices and health clinics. The newest vaccine, which provides protection from currently circulating variants and provides protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, is available by appointment at both CVS and Walgreens. The cost of the vaccine is covered by both UTSA insurance plans and government assistance programs. Find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near you.

Frequently Asked Questions


On-campus testing through UT Health Wellness 360 (RWC 1.500) is available to current UTSA students but is not available to the general public. Employees or members of the public can access testing through numerous local pharmacies and health clinics.

A PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test for COVID-19 can tell whether someone has the virus very early on, even if they don’t have symptoms. This test is only for the COVID-19 virus. It will not detect the presence of any other viruses or diseases. Please note that this test only detects the presence or absence of the virus at the time it is administered. It is possible to have a negative test result and later test positive for the virus.

For a PCR test, a technician inserts a special cotton swab in both sides of your nose and move it around for about 15 seconds. It won’t hurt, but it might be uncomfortable. The sample is then analyzed in a lab to test the material from inside your nose. The at-home test is performed in a similar manner, and results are typically ready between 5-15 minutes.

No, you do not need to get a negative COVID-19 test result to end isolation. You also do not need to contact Wellness 360 for clearance at the end of isolation if you are a student. See CDC recommendations for specific guidance on when you can end isolation.



The CDC recommends the newly-formulated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older.

UTSA does not require COVID-19 vaccination for UTSA students, faculty or staff.

Your COVID-19 vaccination status is protected, confidential medical information. You are not required or obligated to disclose your vaccination status to your supervisor, and supervisors should not ask their employees whether or not they have been vaccinated.

Employees who will be going off campus for the vaccine can flex their schedule to cover the time missed, if approved by their supervisor. If flexing cannot be supported, employees must use their accrued sick/vacation leave.


Additional Guidance

If you need guidance to navigate COVID-19 protocols, submit a COVID Self-Report to receive an automated email response within minutes. This response will provide helpful guidance on the next steps to take to protect both yourself and the Roadrunner community's health. To ensure you receive this important guidance, please enter your UTSA email address into the VEOCI portal. You will then be prompted to log in using the UTSA single sign on.

Students who must isolate based on CDC guidelines should contact their instructors and supervisors to coordinate coursework or work-related activities.