Baylor College of Medicine

Coronavirus Messages for the Baylor Community

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COVID 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

Baylor College of Medicine requires masking indoors for all individuals, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Unvaccinated persons continue to be required to both mask and physically distance. If you are not vaccinated, it is your personal responsibility to follow all guidelines.

Review the important College pandemic guidelines for more information. To support these guidelines, Baylor has provided managers a FAQ to help answer questions. If you work in a Baylor affiliate, please 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.

Vaccinations are free and readily available at the Baylor Vaccine Clinic on the sixth floor, suite B, on the McNair Campus. Hours are 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment online.

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 coronavirusinfo@bcm.edu.

COVID-19 Travel Guidance

Baylor will consider travel for fully vaccinated individuals with approval from Department/Unit Leadership. This guidance includes more information for job candidates, international travel, quarantine guidance and personal travel reminders.

Gathering and Meeting Guidance

At this time, BCM sponsored social gatherings (both indoors and outdoors) are prohibited. This document provides more detailed guidance for meetings, classes or eating in breakrooms

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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. Questions? Email coronavirusinfo@bcm.edu.

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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). Get more information on all available resources here.

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.

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Human Resources

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For COVID-19 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.