Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UIW implemented a robust business continuity program consisting of abatement efforts, safety plans, regular COVID-19 testing, and active cleaning and sanitizing of work and living areas.
Please refer to the University of Incarnate Word website for the latest news and information related to our institutional-wide response. All COVID-19 questions should be submitted through the UIW COVID-19 Question Form.
This webpage will be updated regularly as UIW plans and responds to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on our employees.
Last updated June 17, 2021 .
As a Catholic institution of faith and education, UIW is committed to acknowledging and honoring the dignity of every person, as each is created in the image of God. We must all take steps to care for each other and our students. Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at UIW and in our community is a shared responsibility and a critical part of caring for all who live, work, and learn with us.
Every member of our community – including you – must do their part. Together We Are One Word. Let's all do our part to protect our Cardinal family.
The UIW Mask Policy no longer mandates the wearing of masks indoors/outdoors whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Other conditions apply. Please review the latest update to the Mask Policy (3/16/2022) for the most recent changes. Should you choose to wear a mask, CDC recommends using a high-quality mask that has two or more layers that fit snugly and includes a nose wire for a closer fit and to prevent gaps for the best protection. For more information, visit CDC - Your Guide to Masks.
Life doesn’t always go as planned. And while we can’t always avoid the twists and turns, employees can get help to keep moving forward. The Employee Assistance Program – LifeWorks, can help you and your family, those living at home, get professional support and guidance to make life a little easier. The program offers easy to use educational tools and resources on health, finances, legal guidance, and everyday life. The resources are available online and through a mobile app. There is a chat feature so you can talk with a consultant to guide you to the information you are looking for or help you schedule an appointment with a counselor.
You can call at 1 (888) 319-7819 or log on to LifeWorks today! Username: metlifeeap and password: eap
MDLIVE is a network of telehealth doctors and is free for members on the UIW Bronze, Silver or Cigna plans. Members can visit a doctor 24/7 from their home, office or on the go. Their specialties include primary care, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine. MDLIVE can be reached at 1 (877) 953-4955 or visit the Gilsbar website.