Earlier this week, Interim President Hartzell announced key elements of the plan for the fall semester that include our strategy for testing those who may have symptoms of COVID-19, as well as proactive community testing of well individuals on a voluntary basis.
To keep you informed, we have created a COVID-19 dashboard focused on the UT community that includes an overview of:
The number of known cases among UT students, faculty, and staff
Positive test results that individuals self-report to University Health Services and HealthPoint Occupational Health Program
Trends in proactive community testing at UT (Positive cases are updated daily and results of proactive community testing are updated weekly.)
The dashboard also reflects selected data points from the Austin Public Health Travis County COVID-19 Digital Tracking Dashboard, including daily updates of cases in Travis County and hospitalization numbers for the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties).
Data is a powerful tool in our understanding of the spread and impact of the pandemic on our campus. The goal of this dashboard is to provide the UT community with transparent access to the latest information.
Testing Resources As a reminder, if you have any new or worsening symptoms that could be COVID-19 OR if you do not have symptoms but have had close contact (defined as within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, testing is available at:
University Health Services (students only): Call 512-475-6877
UT Health Austin (faculty and staff): Call 833-UT-CARES (833-882-2737)
Please continue to wear cloth masks, socially distance and wash your hands frequently to minimize further spread of COVID-19 and Protect Texas Together.
Terrance Hines, MD, FAAFP Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, University Health Services
Amy Young, MD Vice Dean of Professional Practice, Dell Medical School Chief Clinical Officer, UT Health Austin