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dc.contributorBellamy, Dan
dc.contributorBoller, Wanda
dc.contributorForsthuber, Thomas
dc.contributorGoodman, Paul
dc.contributorGutierrez, Juan
dc.contributorHernandez, Melissa
dc.contributorLopez-Ribot, Jose
dc.contributorCarillo, Kathryn
dc.contributorMcCracken, Andrew
dc.contributorRossello, Jay
dc.contributorRyan, Liana
dc.contributorSanchez, Lorenzo
dc.contributorShah, Anjali
dc.contributorWichman, Beth
dc.contributorYin, Zenong
dc.contributorBowling, Jason
dc.contributorBridger, Colleen
dc.contributorLakey, David
dc.contributorHada, Sarah
dc.contributorHendrix, Dean
dc.contributorHernandez, Mary
dc.contributorMontoya, Lisa
dc.contributorProse, Candice
dc.contributorRamos, Tammy
dc.contributorSan Roman, Adrianna
dc.contributorShaw, Jaclyn
dc.contributorStevension, Michelle
dc.contributorVasquez-Kayruz, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorArulanandam, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorCossman, Lynne
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-12T22:27:19Z
dc.date.available2022-04-12T22:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/825
dc.descriptionOVERVIEW As of early 2020, humanity has been confronting a pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease, hereafter referred to as COVID-19. This virus appears to be a new human pathogen that emerged in 2019 and rapidly spread around the globe. COVID-19 has affected millions of people, triggering unexpected changes within social systems, healthcare, and the global economy. Several countermeasures have been implemented to control the spread of COVID-19, from campaigns aimed to improve personal hygiene practices to community approaches like social distancing and quarantines. In late May 2020, UTSA President Taylor Eighmy established a Public Health Task Force, composed of experts and stakeholders from across the University, to advise on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This group was charged with gathering input from an external Expert Advisory Group on appropriate best practices for relevant topic areas, including protection and prevention policies associated with health considerations, facilities, and student life. A copy of the original Task Force Charge is available in Appendix A. An updated charge, issued in March 2021, is available in Appendix E. Based on an exchange with experts as well as research conducted by members, the Task Force has developed this overarching guidance document with recommendations for the campus community as we move through planning and implementation for a phased reopening. This is the fifth report of the Task Force, primarily focused on operations for Fall 2021. The results of this report serve as guidance for the Recovery Operations Committee (ROC) that was formed to implement the recommendations of the Public Health Task Force and Tactical Teams (see Appendix D). This UTSA Public Health Task Force reflects one of several groups working together to take public health best practices into account as we plan to move forward with the highest level of safety and consideration of our campus community. The University and the Public Health Task Force have continuously integrated input from many organizations, including but not limited to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), The University of Texas System (UT System), the Governor’s Office, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health), and others as relevant to this topic. All input has been woven into recommendations here to guide our campus reopening and operational efforts for Fall 2021 and beyond. We will continue to update this report as additional guidance is made public and more is learned about this novel virus’s spread and impact to San Antonio, including direct risk to our campus community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUTSA Public Health Task Forceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublic Health Task Force Reports;Vol 5
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectPublic Health Task Forceen_US
dc.titlePublic Health Task Force Report 5.0en_US


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