Working on campus will look different this fall, and flexibility and preparedness will be key to ensuring our faculty and staff stay healthy while continuing to support the university. Ensuring our faculty and staff feel safe and prepared is of the utmost importance.
Supervisors will notify their staff regarding work modality options for their position by Aug. 14
Return-to-work modalities are being finalized for faculty and staff, as well as flexible workplace policies. Telecommuting agreements that were set to expire on July 31 have been automatically extended to August 14. By that date, supervisors will notify employees about work modality options for their position.
Accommodations will be made for high-risk employees
Flexible working conditions, including extended telework, will be considered for individuals at higher-risk or who live with or care for individuals at higher risk.
Staff and faculty will need to wear face coverings while working on campus
Face coverings are required in all public and common spaces on UTSA’s campuses. Wearing a face covering is optional if you are alone in an enclosed space, such as a laboratory or private office. UTSA will provide face coverings to all faculty and staff (as well as students), and the process for distribution will be announced prior to the start of the fall semester. More information about face coverings on campus >>
Risk assessments are being conducted of physical spaces
Assessments evaluate the need for protective barriers in high-traffic areas, break room protocols, signage needs, and more. Signage kits will be provided prior to the start of the fall semester.
Common spaces and offices will be cleaned regularly
Classrooms, community spaces and high-traffic areas will be cleaned regularly. Additional resources will be available, including hand sanitizer stations, disinfecting supplies, plastic barriers for high-traffic areas and compliance training to help all Roadrunners take personal safety measures in gathering spaces.
Personal offices will be cleaned and sanitized on a periodic basis. Departments will receive additional supplies to clean and sanitize personal workspaces, such as phones, keyboards and computer mice, as needed.
You are strongly encouraged to self-monitor your health
As a Roadrunner, we must all do our part to keep each other safe and healthy during these unprecedented times, both on and off campus. Key to this effort is to conduct vigilant, daily self-assessments for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus for work or class, as well as for those who are telecommuting or engaging in virtual instruction. UTSA developed a health self-assessment tool, which is available on the Roadrunner Return website, UTSA mobile app, and the LiveSafe app. All students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors are highly encouraged to conduct daily health assessments as a way to do your part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
If you feel sick, stay home
Staying home when you feel sick helps protect our campus community. If you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms, call your health-care provider or nurse advice line. If you must quarantine, contact your supervisor to discuss arrangements to work from home, if applicable for your position. If you need to take leave due to COVID-19 concerns, learn more about the Extended Family Medical Leave Act.