Testing Centers, Incubators, and Business and Agricultural Centers

Staff Safety and Protocols

  • Examinees, members and clients will complete the UT Health RGV Screening Questionnaire prior to arrival
  • Examinees, members and clients are placed six feet apart during check in and testing and while receiving services
  • Testing lab and incubator capacity has been reduced to maintain social distancing
  • Facial coverings are required for staff and examinees and can only be removed for identification purposes. Fifty face masks have been provided to each testing center, incubator and center to be used if an examinee arrives without a required facial covering.
  • Staff wear disposable gloves throughout the day
  • Staff clean and disinfect computers, desktops, mice, check in area, pens, pencils, chairs, lockers, and door handles after each examination
  • Testing centers, incubators and centers are vacuumed, swept, mopped, disinfected every other day by their staff
  • Director, Testing Coordinator, Accountant, Administrative Assistant’s Individual offices are disinfected daily
  • The offices of the incubators, Business Centers and Agricultural Center will be disinfected daily.
  • All personnel are six feet apart from each other while monitoring examinees or working in incubators or business and agricultural centers

 

Testing Center Registration and Check-In

  • Registration- All exam registrations are done online via the Testing Center website utilizing the Epay system or through national testing companies. On site registration is not available.
  • Testing Day Check-In
  • Examinees must complete the UT Health RGV Screening Questionnaire
  • Check in at front desk window with valid ID
  • Testing candidates follow standard review of center rules, secure personal belongings in a locker, and are admitted to assigned testing lab
  • Testing candidates are seated and begin computer-based exam while monitored by Testing Specialist(s)
  • Upon completion of the exam, testing candidates will be escorted out of testing area, recover personal items, and check out of facility
  • Testing Center Procedures
  • Painters tape will be used to mark the floors/sidewalks, keeping the examinees six feet apart
  • Examinees must wear masks at all time, except when verifying identification
  • Examinees will be provided a disposable numbered Ziplock bag for their personal belongings and will be kept by testing administrators
  • Examinees will be escorted to assigned testing room, while maintaining social distance
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and in each classroom for examinees (pending availability)
  • Examinees will be assigned a seat six feet apart from each other
  • Test Administrators will wear mask, gloves, and follow all rules and protocols of testing and social distancing
  • Test Administrators will monitor throughout testing session and collect all materials at exam end
  • Examinees will pick up their personal belongings by presenting their assigned Ziplock bag number, throw bag in trash, and leave the premises
  • Test Administrators will wipe down desks and surfaces with disinfectant wipes
  • A work order will be submitted for rooms to be cleaned by facilities staff before and after testing.

 

Incubators, Business Centers and Agricultural Center Registration

  • Registration- All appointments for members use of the incubators or counseling sessions at the Centers are to be scheduled online or by phone. Walk-In’s will not be allowed. 
  • Check-In Upon Arrival
  • Upon arrival, members of the incubators will be asked to use a ringer system or call the number posted to gain access to the incubator.
  • Members and scheduled clients must complete the UT Health RGV Screening Questionnaire prior to or at the time of arrival.
  • Procedures at Incubators, Business Centers and Agricultural Center
  • Physical distancing measures will be in place throughout the incubators and centers to maintain at least six feet of separation between visitors and staff.
  • Signage with safety guidelines and recommended use of furniture, equipment and appliances will be placed throughout the incubators and centers.
  • Staff and visitors must wear masks at all times with the exception of when they are working alone in an office
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and throughout the incubators and centers (pending availability)
  • Staff will wipe down desks, tables, and equipment used with disinfectant wipes after each counseling session or upon incubator members’ departure.
  • All self-serve coffee/water service will be suspended. Visitors will be allowed to bring in their own beverages but upon departure, must take with them any glasses, water bottles or mugs.