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Taking Care of Yourself and Others

Continue keeping our Longhorn family healthy on campus.

It takes all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. On this site, you’ll find information on vaccines, getting tested, and healthy behaviors you can practice to keep yourself and others healthy.

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. We encourage all UT community members to get vaccinated and boosted when they are eligible.

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Travis County COVID-19 Level: medium.

Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

Austin Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to publish the most current local COVID-19 data, which incorporate cases from UT Austin. It is notable that, throughout the pandemic, UT Austin trends followed closely with those in Austin, Texas and nationwide.

We will continue to monitor local conditions and adapt campus guidance when necessary.

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms.

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Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccination appointments, including booster doses, are open to members of the UT community.

It takes all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19. Authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. As a way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, we encourage all UT community members to get vaccinated when they are eligible.

How to get a test

COVID-19 Self-Test Kits are available for all current UT students, faculty and staff members for free at various distribution sites on campus.

If you have symptoms:
Students, please contact University Health Services.

Employees, please contact UT Health Austin.

If you do not have symptoms:
Monday, August 15 will be the last operational day for Proactive Community Testing. COVID-19 self-test kits will continue to be provided by the university.

If you got a positive test result and need further guidance:
Students, please contact UT Austin’s Behavior Concerns Advice Line.

Employees, please contact Occupational Health Program (OHP).

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

UT has aligned its masking guidance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People may choose to mask at any time, for any reason, and individuals who are immunocompromised or at high risk should continue to take precautions.

Masks are available for students who need one at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center and Texas Union hospitality desks.

Healthy Behaviors

If you become exposed or have tested positive for COVID-19, refer to the exposure action chart.

If you are sick, stay home.

Wash your hands well and often.

Keep your hands clean: Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and open doors without your hands if possible.