UT Health Science Center Inclement Weather Closing Policy

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Since this is the time of year we can expect winter weather events, it is important for everyone to know the UTHSC policy regarding inclement weather conditions.

UT Health Science Center Inclement Weather Closing Policy

Since this is the time of year when we can expect winter weather events, it is important for everyone to know the Health Science Center Policy and Procedure regarding inclement weather conditions. The policy is covered in detail in Section 320 of the Personnel Procedures Manual and may be accessed by going to: www.uthsc.edu/policies/Pers/pers.html on the web site.

The Health Science Center will close only in the most severe weather conditions.

UT personnel housed in facilities not operated by UT will be subject to the policy and procedure of the facility in which they are housed. UT Medical Group is not covered by the Health Science Center procedures.

UT patient care programs will close only if adequate notice can be provided to all scheduled patients.

The Child Development Center is subject to Health Science Center procedures, except for closings during regular hours. In the event the Health Science Center closes during regular hours, the Day Care Center will remain open until arrangements have been made to secure the safety of each child.

If the Health Science Center is closed, essential services will remain open. These activities include those that maintain the campus environment, ensure its safety, and provide patient services, as well as those that maintain and operate critical research resources.

Health Science Center students, faculty and staff will be informed of the campus’ status in several ways: (1) a telephone “hot” line with up-to-the-minute information — 44UT ICE (448-8423), (2) WREG Channel 3 television station, and (3) FM 100 radio station. Please note: since the hot line can provide the most up-to-date information, it will be the official source.