RETURN TO CAMPUS: Screening Questions Update

Monday, June 15, 2020 :: University Marketing and Communication

Dear Campus Community:

As we continue to safely and gradually make more in-person university services available, we want to remind all students, faculty, staff and visitors to adhere to the UTRGV Screening Questions that will help us maintain the health and safety of our campus community.

Each day, prior to accessing any of UTRGV’s campus/off-campus facilities, review the screening questions regarding COVID-19-related symptoms and perform a self-screening.

If you answer YES to the questions below, please do not access UTRGV’s campus/off-campus facilities until your symptoms subside. Instead, you are expected to call the UTRGV Employee Health Clinic (956) 296-1731, or your healthcare provider, and notify your supervisor and stay home. If you develop symptoms or starting to feel unwell during the workday on campus, please follow the same process, contact your supervisor and leave work immediately.

Your supervisor will work with you on leave management or a remote work arrangement.

Students who answer yes to any of the questions are advised to call UTRGV Student Health Services at (956) 665-2511 (Edinburg) or (956) 882-3896 (Brownsville), or their healthcare provider.

Symptoms related to COVID-19:

  1. Have you been in close contact (within 6 feet) of anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
  2. Do you have a measured temperature greater than 100.0°F, or feelings of fever or chills?
  3. Do you have a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle pain or body aches, nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea?


  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Severe and constant dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Slurred Speech
  • New seizure
  • Coughing up blood.
  • Signs of low blood pressure (E.g.: Too weak to stand, light-headed, feeling cold, pale and with clammy skin)

In addition, it is important that everyone at UTRGV use these universal screening questions developed in accordance with CDC guidance. To download and/or print a copy of the official screening questions document, please click here.

UT Health RGV has a large staff of primary care and specialty providers including via telemedicine. If you need to establish care with a health care provider, you can reach the patient communications center at 833-UTRGVMD.  UT Health RGV Employee Health locations in Edinburg and Harlingen are open as well.

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