Staying Safe for Fall 2021
UNT safety committees continue to review federal and state guidance and making recommendations for how we apply the rapidly evolving changes to our campus operations. The health and safety of our UNT community continues to be our top priority, and UNT leadership carefully reviews the latest advice from public health experts to adjust our plans accordingly. Please do not come to campus if you are feeling ill or have a fever.
The best way to ensure your personal safety with regard to COVID-19 is to obtain a full course of vaccination. Vaccinations have been found to drastically reduce the chance of experiencing severe impacts from COVID-19 and minimize transmission of the disease.
UNT continues to urge students, faculty and staff to take one of the approved COVID-19 vaccinations currently offered.
- Vaccines are offered at the Student Health and Wellness Center.
- Visit the Denton County site for information on vaccine availability and other providers.
- You’ll find vaccine options at local pharmacies and other locations from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
All students, faculty, and staff will be required to have a COVID-19 test at designated intervals throughout the fall semester. Vaccinated individuals can opt-out of the mandatory testing requirement by uploading proof of vaccination.
COVID-19 testing is provided to UNT community members by:
- Curative, Inc. – Faculty, staff and students can get a free COVID-19 test through Curative, Inc. The testing in the University Union, Room 381, is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays and holidays. To sign up for the free testing, visit cur.tv/UNTunion. Curative also has a testing kiosk outside Goolsby Chapel that's open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Student Health and Wellness Center – Students can learn the latest availability at the center’s website.
Approved Vaccinations from Other Countries
In addition to Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson, UNT does recognize vaccinations received in other countries as long as the vaccine is on the World Health Organization (WHO) approved list. The approved vaccinations allow you to travel to and from campus without the need to quarantine. However, you must follow other CDC guidelines regarding international travel. International faculty and students who have access to an approved vaccine are encouraged to get fully vaccinated prior to traveling to the U.S.
Please see the WHO's full listing of approved vaccines globally. The list will be updated as additional vaccines are approved.
Guidance on Employee Health Information
The University of North Texas System and its member institutions are committed to the well-being and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the protection and confidentiality of our employees’ personal health information.
Supervisors should NOT ask questions intended to:
- Solicit which employees have or have not received the vaccine
- Identify underlying health condition(s) of an employee
- Identify which type of vaccine an employee receives
Supervisors may ask questions regarding the general well-being of their employees and ensure that all employees are following safety protocols.
Supervisors are encouraged to maintain flexibility in scheduling to allow employees to take appropriate time off of work to receive the vaccination. Employees who attend COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinics offsite may utilize their accrued sick leave for the appointment.
Employees who have specific questions regarding their medical condition(s) as it pertains to work are encouraged to contact their campus HR teams for assistance.
Latest campus updates
- Important COVID deadline and reminders (faculty/staff) - An Official Notice from the President — Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
- Important COVID deadline and reminders (students) - An Official Notice from the President — Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
- New mandatory measures to keep campus safe — An Official Notice from the President — Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
- Vaccine Incentive Program begins today — An Official Notice from the President (to students) — Monday, July 19, 2021
- Vaccine Incentive Program begins today — An Official Notice from the President (to faculty and staff) — Tuesday, July 6, 2021
- All mask restrictions lifted — An Official Notice from the President (to students) — Wednesday, May 19, 2021
- Updates to UNT’s COVID-19 guidelines on campus – An Official Notice from the President — Friday, May 14, 2021
- Stay safe as we look toward Fall 2021 — An Official Notice from the President (to students) — Friday, April 23, 2021
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Resources for more information or assistance
- Division of Student Affairs, 940-565-4909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Affairs, 940-565-2197
- University Libraries, AskUs@unt.edu
- UIT Helpdesk, 940-565-2324 or email@example.com
- Human Resources, 940-565-2281 or AskHR@untsystem.edu
- Child Care Options for Texas Frontline Essential Workers
- Join the UNT Family Email List by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive periodic updates