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Coronavirus Messages for the Baylor Community

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COVID-19 Information for BCM

Important COVID-19 information for BCM faculty, staff, trainees and learners can now be found in a convenient, quick-access guide. It includes information and links to testing resources along with return to work and return to learning guidelines, vaccine information and more. View the guide. (BCM login required)

BCM COVID-19 Guidance

Based on community prevalence of COVID-19 in our area, new CDC guidance, and as we continue moving toward treating the COVID-19 virus as endemic in our community, Baylor College of Medicine guidelines are focused on personal responsibility.  Masks are not required for most employees, learners and visitors who are vaccinated.    People who are not vaccinated, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are recovering from covid wear masks.  If you are at high risk for severe disease, or are a care-giver for someone who is at high risk for severe disease, speak with your physician about additional precautions.  

If you work in a Baylor affiliate, continue to follow their pandemic guidance and infection control policies when located in their building.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Policy

Baylor College of Medicine has a Vaccine Preventable Diseases Policy requiring its faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with exceptions for medical contraindications and sincerely held religious beliefs. BCM Employees are required to be up-to-date with vaccines, including Booster Vaccines. A list of frequently asked questions is available. (BCM login required)

Vaccines are readily available throughout the community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation: In order to be recognized as fully vaccinated, all employees/learners, regardless of where you received the vaccine, are required to complete the vaccine attestation through the BCM COVID-19 Vaccine App. Employees/learners who do not complete the Attestation through the app will be considered unvaccinated.

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or policy, email vaccinecompliance@bcm.edu.

COVID-19 Travel Guidance

Baylor will consider travel for those compliant with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Policy, including those with an approved exemption, with approval from Department/Unit Leadership. This guidance includes information for job candidates, international travel, quarantine guidance and personal travel reminders. (BCM login required)

Gathering and Meeting Guidance

BCM sponsored social gatherings (both indoors and outdoors) follow the policies in the detailed guidance for meetings, classes or eating in breakrooms. (BCM login required)

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General COVID-19 Information and Resources

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The purpose of this section is to provide one source for you to access important information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Additional Resources

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What Wellness Resources are available for me and my family during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 outbreak may take a toll on our well-being, including anxiety about the health of ourselves and our loved ones and challenges presented by social distancing and self-quarantining. A number of strategies can be helpful for maintaining well-being and promoting resilience during the pandemic. Any problem that troubles you, gets out-of-hand or reduces your ability to concentrate can be brought to the Employee Assistance Program (for Baylor faculty and staff). View information on all available resources.

Leadership Resources

If you are a Department/Section, Mission Support or Central Support Group Leader, here are some resources to help you better manage your unit.

For COVID-19 questions that are not addressed on this site,  email ASKHR@bcm.edu or call (713) 798-2754.

Human Resources

View a full list of HR Resources.

For additional resources, faculty and staff should refer to the Faculty Handbook and the Employee Relations website (Baylor log-in required). Trainees should consult with the program directors.