COVID-19 Information for BCM
COVID-19 information for BCM faculty, staff, trainees and learners can be found below testing and guidance at this summary link: View the guide. (BCM login required)
BCM COVID-19 Guidance
Based on community prevalence of COVID-19 in our area, 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. People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are recovering from Covid, should 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 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 or exempt, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. More information and guidance can be found on the Travel and Expense page on the intranet. (BCM login required)
Gathering and Meeting Guidance
BCM does not have additional guidance for gatherings and meetings at this time, and individuals should exercise judgment about participation based on their personal assessment of risk for severe disease.
General information about events at BCM can be found in the Event Planning: Special Events Policy (BCM login required)
General COVID-19 Information and Resources
The purpose of this section is to provide one source for you to access important information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
What Wellness Resources are available for me and my family?
A number of strategies can be helpful for maintaining well-being and promoting resilience. 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.
If you are a Department/Section, Mission Support or Central Support Group Leader, here are some resources to help you better manage your unit.
- Department Leadership Management Guide (Special access required)
- Leadership Reporting (Special access required)
For COVID-19 or other HR questions that are not addressed on this site, email ASKHR@bcm.edu or call (713) 798-2754.
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.