UPDATE: Employee/Student Self-Screening & Reporting Process

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 :: University Marketing and Communication

Dear UTRGV Family:

As we continue to prepare for the start of the Fall Semester, we’d like to share with you the new employee/student COVID-19 self-screening and reporting process.

Adhering to this process will help UTRGV ensure the health and safety of its university community and the communities we serve.


Each day, prior to visiting any UTRGV campus/off-campus facilities, university students and employees must review and answer the current version of the UT Health RGV screening questions regarding COVID-19-related symptoms.

Do not access the campus/off-campus facilities if:

  • You answered yes to any of the screening questions
  • You have been exposed (within 6 ft. for more than 15 minutes) to someone who tested positive or who is currently being tested for COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been officially released by a member of the COVID-19 Response Team.


Instead of accessing campus/off-campus facilities:

  • Communicate with your instructor/supervisor (If you are a student employee please communicate with both your instructor and supervisor.)
  • Fill out the Preliminary COVID-19 Screening Form. You will receive an immediate email response from the COVID-19 team. A sample is below:
    Screen capture of COVID-19 confirmation page
  • The COVID-19 Response Team is responsible for identifying and contacting others who may have been at risk.
  • Students or employees may not return to UTRGV premises until they are released by a member of the COVID-19 response team.

If you develop symptoms or start to feel unwell while on campus, follow the same process:

  • Leave campus/work immediately.
  • Contact your instructor/supervisor so arrangements can be made with you to complete your academic requirements/work assignments.
  • Fill out the Screening Form.
  • Wait for instructions from the COVID-19 Response Team.

Our Commitment to You

Or primary concern continues to be your health, safety and security. For this reason, we ask that you:

  • Wear a face covering while on campus
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart)
  • Kindly remind your peers, colleagues, professors and visitors to campus to adhere to the same rules

Act in a responsible manner when outside the university environment – practice social distancing and wear a face covering when in public or enclosed spaces with anyone other than immediate family members.

Source: Message was sent via email from University Marketing and Communication on August 12, 2020.