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COVID-19

UHS begins roll out of updated COVID-19 booster vaccination on campus

UHS begins roll out of updated COVID-19 booster vaccination on campus

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter September 16, 2022

UT students, faculty and staff can receive the new bivalent COVID-19 booster on campus as of  Wednesday, the result of a partnership between University Health Services and the School of Nursing. The...

UT to discontinue PCT program after Aug. 15, offers more self-test kits

UT to discontinue PCT program after Aug. 15, offers more self-test kits

Hope Unger, News Reporter August 9, 2022

The University will discontinue its proactive community testing program, which provides free testing to asymptomatic students, after Aug. 15, and announced in an email Monday it will offer students four...

UT-Austin discontinues COVID-19 dashboard

UT-Austin discontinues COVID-19 dashboard

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 14, 2022

UT retired its COVID-19 dashboard on July 1 — six months after it reported the University hit daily positive case records — due to a lack of self-reporting and an increase in at-home testing. The...

Local health experts urge COVID-19 precautions amid potential surge in cases

Local health experts urge COVID-19 precautions amid potential surge in cases

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Immunity from COVID-19 variants may wane in the coming weeks due to decreasing antibody levels and loss of vaccine protection over time. Local experts said consistent testing and staying up to date with...

UT study records impact of pandemic on stigmatizing language around opioid use

UT study records impact of pandemic on stigmatizing language around opioid use

Ali Juell, News Reporter May 3, 2022

The language used by health professionals when addressing opioid use on Twitter became increasingly stigmatized during the pandemic, according to a UT College of Liberal Arts study.  Scott Graham,...

UT, Austin Public Health offer second COVID-19 booster shots for eligible individuals

UT, Austin Public Health offer second COVID-19 booster shots for eligible individuals

Leila Saidane, News Reporter April 19, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 15, 2022 flipbook. Immunocompromised individuals and people 50 and over can now get their second COVID-19 booster shot through University Health...

UT Landmarks brings back annual bike tours

UT Landmarks brings back annual bike tours

Daniela Roscero, News Reporter April 17, 2022

Editor's Note: The article first appeared in the April 8, 2022 flipbook. UT Landmarks has relaunched the bike tours program after two years of suspension due to the pandemic.  “We take our role...

Essential workers and low-income individuals face higher COVID-19 risks during lockdowns, UT-Austin researchers find

Essential workers and low-income individuals face higher COVID-19 risks during lockdowns, UT-Austin researchers find

Leila Saidane, Senior News Reporter April 6, 2022

Essential workers, residents in low-income neighborhoods and those that live in densely populated areas face disproportionately higher risks of contracting COVID-19 during lockdown periods, according to...

UT scientists research leads to first-ever vaccine patch

UT scientists’ research leads to first-ever vaccine patch

​​Katy Nelson, News Reporter April 5, 2022

The first COVID-19 vaccine patch is expected to enter phase one of clinical trials later this year as a result of research from a team of UT scientists. Vaxxas, a company focused on commercializing...

UT researchers find potential solution for respiratory virus with structure-based vaccine

UT researchers find potential solution for respiratory virus with structure-based vaccine

Katy Nelson, News Reporter April 3, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 29, 2022 flipbook. Some of the UT researchers involved in creating the structure-based vaccines used against COVID-19 have potentially created...

UT researchers find pandemic disproportionately affects students from marginalized backgrounds

UT researchers find pandemic disproportionately affects students from marginalized backgrounds

Daniela Roscero, News Reporter March 31, 2022

UT researchers found worsening mental health, declining grades and an increase in food insecurity among Texas college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, with students who are women, people of color...

UT continues to recommend masks indoors as CDC classifies Travis County low risk

UT continues to recommend masks indoors as CDC classifies Travis County low risk

Claire Stevens, General news reporter March 10, 2022

UT still recommends students, faculty and staff wear masks indoors after Austin moved into Stage 2 COVID-19 guidelines March 4, according to a University spokesperson. Austin Public Health officials...

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