September 1, 2023
To: All UMMC Faculty, Staff and StudentsFrom: Dr. Alan Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical AffairsSubject: COVID-19 Guidance for Patients, Employees and Students
As cases of COVID-19 increase in the community, hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are also increasing. It is important that we follow recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for COVID-19 testing and isolation to mitigate spread of the disease.
COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Precautions Recommendations for Patients
Isolation precautions requirement:
COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Precautions Recommendations for Employees and Students
Even though most of us are vaccinated or might have had COVID-19 infection in the past, it’s still possible to be infected, re-infected or pass along an infection to others. Mask use, proper hand hygiene and social distancing remain very effective tools in curbing viral spread.
Wearing a well-fitting mask around others helps protect you and your patients. If you are immunocompromised, elderly or taking care of high-risk patient populations, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask.
As a reminder, while we recommend the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters, it remains optional for employees and students. Also, there have been no changes to our most recent UMMC mask-use guidance found here.