Procedures for Individuals Symptomatic for COVID-19

Updated: 07/29/2020

UTRGV Faculty, Staff, Student-Employees

Employees who have been instructed to return to the workplace must, each day prior to visiting any UTRGV campus/off-campus facilities, review the current version of the UT Health RGV screening questions regarding COVID-19-related symptoms.

If you answer yes to any of the screening questions, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have been tested for COVID-19, do not access any UTRGV campus/off campus facilities. Instead, please communicate with your supervisor and fill out the following Preliminary COVID-19 Screening Form. Your information will be reviewed, and a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will reach out to you. The COVID-19 Response Team is responsible for identifying and contacting others who may have been at risk.

Employees may not return to work until they are released by a member of the COVID-19 Response Team. If you develop symptoms or starting to feel unwell during the workday on campus, please communicate with your supervisor, leave work immediately, and fill out the Screening Form. Your supervisor will work with you on leave management or a remote work arrangement.


Students who have COVID-19 related symptoms should follow these steps:

Call Student Health for a free phone screening.

  • Edinburg: (956) 665-2511
  • Brownsville: (956) 882-3896

If your call is not answered, proceed to fill out the UT Health RGV COVID-19 Phone Screening Request Form. Based on the phone screening results, you will either be told to quarantine, isolate, or make an appointment to go to UT Health RGV Student Health to get tested.


  • Faculty, staff, and students who are having any respiratory symptoms should not report to work. Individuals who have symptoms on campus must immediately be separated from other members of the campus community.  Employees should be advised to report to UTRGV Employee Health and students should be advised to report to UTRGV Student Health.

  • Faculty, staff, or students who have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is demonstrating symptoms of the virus should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Faculty, staff, or students who become symptomatic during the quarantine period should be tested for the virus. They would be allowed to return to campus activities based on the current UT Health RGV guidelines.
    • Click here for Screening and Testing for COVID-19 student information.
    • Click here for Screening and Testing for COVID-19 employee information.