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UNT System COVID-19 Information

Updated Guidelines for UNT System Administration employees who work in system offices

Revised May 19, 2021

Per Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks, the UNT System is no longer requiring masks indoors for anyone. We will continue to encourage social distancing and frequent handwashing. Please visit the CDC website for a full list of guidelines and continue to visit our UNT System COVID-19 website for updated information.

Effective May 19, 2021, UNT System Administration employees working in UNT System offices should note the following:

  • Indoor/outdoor mask requirements for all individuals are eliminated
  • Elevator occupancy limits are lifted
  • Water fountains are being turned on
  • Work items can be shared – such as pens and paper – following CDC guidance regarding a lack of evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 via surfaces

If you are a UNT System Administration employee working on one of our campuses, please follow guidelines specific to your location:

As it relates to employee requests for leave, work modifications or other needs due to COVID-19-related circumstances, we will continue to follow established UNT System policies related to Flexible Work Arrangements and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please contact your System or Campus HR office with any questions related to CDC guidelines, employee leave, Flexible Work Arrangements and the American with Disabilities Act:

Social Distancing

Revised May 18, 2021

The intent of this guideline is to outline the framework for minimum required social distancing on our campus properties and within our campus facilities in response to the emergency event associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This guideline is intended to be consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as federal, state and local authorities, and does not supersede any established regulatory requirements regarding personal protective equipment in the workplace for regular daily work.

Specific Requirements:

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Self-Assessment, Reporting, Testing and Tracing

Revised May 18, 2021

The intent of this guideline is to outline the Self-Assessment, Reporting, Testing and Tracing requirements during the emergency event associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This guideline is intended to be consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as federal, state and local authorities, and does not supersede any governing regulatory requirements.

Specific Requirements:

  1. All faculty, staff and students are required to perform a self-assessment before coming on-site for the following potential COVID-19 symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. Faculty and Staff who have a potential COVID-19 symptom, should:
    • Contact their primary health care provider for preliminary screening and a determination of whether a referral to a testing site is required
    • Notify your supervisor and follow campus protocols for reporting
  3. Resident Hall Students who have any symptoms associated with a potential COVID-19 infection, should:
    • Notify the campus clinic and follow any campus protocols for reporting
    • Contact their primary health care provider for preliminary screening and referral to a testing site
    • Follow further instructions from their residence hall coordinator concerning isolation
  4. Non-Resident Hall Students who have any symptoms associated with a potential COVID-19 infection should:
    • Notify the campus clinic and follow any campus protocols for reporting
    • Contact their primary health care provider for preliminary screening and referral to a testing site
    • Not return to campus until cleared by a physician
  5. All tracing will be performed in accordance with CDC guidance in conjunction with the local department of health

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Travel Guidelines

Revised May 18, 2021

The intent of this guideline document is to outline the framework for international and domestic work-related and personal travel in response to the emergency event associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This guideline is intended to be consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as federal, state and local authorities, and does not supersede any governing regulatory requirements.

Domestic Travel:

  1. Fully vaccinated travelors do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it.  View updated information for Travelers.

    • Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC's recommendations for traveling safely, including:

      • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth

      • Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds

      • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer

International Travel:

  1. Effective Jan. 26, the CDC requires all air travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 before boarding flights to the U.S. from any international location. In addition, all faculty, staff or students will be asked to quarantine off campus for 10 days. International students who will be living on campus will be provided with an on-campus quarantine room.

    To report your international travel to the COVID hotline, call 844-366-5892, or email COVID@untsystem.edu for instructions on their quarantine period or on-campus quarantine housing.

  2. Any exceptions to these travel restrictions must be submitted for review and approval. The approval process will be determined by the President/Chancellor for each institution.
  3. Personal travel – international or domestic – to areas of active community COVID-19 transmission is strongly discouraged.
    • Your decision to travel to these areas for personal reasons may affect your ability to return to campus and to your regular professional or educational activities.
    • You are not permitted to come to campus for any reason until authorized in accordance with your institutional protocols if you have traveled to a CDC Level 2 or 3 country.
    • Travel to a country with ongoing widespread or community-level transmission (CDC Levels 2 and 3) of COVID-19 will require self-isolation and self-monitoring for symptoms for 14 days without returning to campus.
    • Individuals who are unable to return to the United States or who are required to self-isolate following personal travel will be required to use available, applicable leave accruals or leave without pay pursuant to UNT System and institutional policies unless they are approved to work remotely.

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