Health & Shared Responsibility

The wellbeing of our community is vitally important, and our intent is to provide a learning, living and working environment that provides heightened protection of all Roadrunners. The public health safety measures described below are based on direction from UTSA’s Public Health Task Force, along with guidance from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UT System, and aligned with city, state & federal health directives.

Measures may be adjusted as new information becomes available.

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Birds Up, Sleeves Up: Get Vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your friends from COVID-19 and its variants. Vaccines are safe, effective, and available to all Roadrunners.

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Face coverings at UTSA

Face coverings/masks are recommended in indoor public and common spaces, especially for those individuals who are high risk and/or not vaccinated. More information about campus face coverings>>

Testing available on campus

UTSA partners with Livingston Med Lab to offer testing to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of whether they are symptomatic. Results are typically received within 24 hours. Learn about testing on campus>>

Contact tracing in place

Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have encountered someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 are being identified and tracked. UTSA is also tracking confirmed cases to help minimize the spread of the disease as much as possible.

Self-monitor your health

UTSA offers a health daily self-assessment tool, accessible from both the UTSA and LiveSafe mobile apps. Everyone is highly encouraged to conduct daily health assessments, wash hands frequently and practice good personal hygiene.

Campus Cleaning & Disinfection

Hand sanitizer and wipes remain available across campus, and departments can continue to request care kits with PPE supplies. Facilities is working to maximize airflow and improve filtration in campus buildings, and classrooms and lecture halls will be sanitized throughout the semester. In the John Peace Library, restroom renovations are in progress to add touchless faucets and other upgrades. Additional improvements are underway throughout campus to provide an enhanced experience, including classroom renovations, new corridor furniture and more.

Mental Health and Counseling

UTSA offers a variety of professional counseling and mental health resources to help students, faculty, and staff that need extra support.


Wellness 360 has multiple ways to access services, including individual, group, and referral options, as well as population-specific resources. Call 210-458-4140 or email


The Center for Collegiate Recovery offers weekly support meetings. Check out events like All Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Get more details for @UTSARecovery on Instagram or Twitter or via RowdyLink.


The Therapy Assistance Online program provides strategies for coping using a self-guided approach. You can log in to the platform with your UTSA email credentials.


The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program, free for you and your dependents, offers a variety of confidential counseling, referral and consultation services. Call 866-327-2400, use the iConnectYou app, or log on to services at Deer Oaks online (username: utsa, password: utsa).


The Behavioral Intervention Team responds to reports of concerning behavior from Roadrunners. Visit the Behavioral Concerns Assistance page to submit a report. Both the EOS/Title IX Office and Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) are available if you have questions before submitting a report. To reach SCCS email

Frequently Asked Questions

No. At this time, UTSA cannot mandate these safety measures based on Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-38.


The Public Health Task Force along with senior leadership are monitoring various sources and disease modeling daily. They will determine next steps should the county's risk level shifts to a critical level.


The Public Health Task Force along with senior leadership are monitoring various sources and disease modeling daily. We will make that determination closer to holidays with enough lead time for mitigation plans.


Vaccination is the best method of protection. UTSA Housing has isolation and quarantine protocols in place to address resident safety. In addition, there is limited visitation during the three-week period to eliminate any non-residents from visiting housing communities.


Boosters will be administered in accordance with CDC eligibility guidelines.


We encourage the Roadrunner community to do the following:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Wear your mask, especially indoors and in high-density areas
  • Monitor your health daily, and stay home if you feel sick
  • Disinfect your work and shared living areas

Supervisors of UTSA staff working on campus should keep health and safety in mind when developing work processes and procedures by doing the following wherever possible:

  • Conduct large meetings virtually
  • Encourage employees to regularly disinfect workspaces
  • Discourage use of shared desks and equipment
  • Stagger employee schedules when possible, as long as doing so does not affect quality of service


UTSA worked closely with immunologists at UT Health to develop the testing program, which requires testing for Roadrunners based on risk-based criteria. Details about who should be tested, when and how frequently testing is required, as well as testing locations, can be found on the About Mandatory Testing page. Mandatory testing is offered at no cost to students, faculty and staff.