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Weather Alert: Oct. 27, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 4 p.m. today as a strong cold front, heavy rainfall, and potentially damaging winds move through the Greater Houston area. You may have received the National Weather Service (NWS) push notifications to your portable device via your phone cell provider.

UTHealth Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management is monitoring weather conditions in the Texas Medical Center and will provide UTHealth Alert updates if a threat is detected.

Weather-related warnings are always based on conditions within the Texas Medical Center. Please continue to monitor your local weather conditions and news outlets for your safety.

In case of an emergency, ensure you have contact information at hand to communicate to your supervisor or instructor should you find yourself at risk during inclement weather.

COVID-19: UTSD response

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Our Graduate ClinicsUT Dentists faculty practice, and the Student Clinics are open and accepting new patients.

The School of Dentistry has made many changes to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines for fighting COVID-19. For example, wearing a face mask is strongly encouraged of everyone while in common areas of UTSD facilities. See the complete list of precautions at

UTSD faculty, staff, residents, and students will find more detailed information on the UTSD intranet and in UT email.