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Information about COVID-19

Find information and resources on the GSBS Alerts page. Please see the menu at the top left to navigate through topics such as health and travel, working remotely, etc. Please be sure to bookmark this page and check it daily: There is also a COVID-19 FAQ page ( on this page.

Additional COVID-19 resources

Our parent institutions, MD Anderson and UTHealth, are monitoring developments associated with the COVID-19.
Please refer to the institutional resources for the latest guidance and policy changes: 

Operational status for each institution:

Register to receive alerts and text messages:

  • UTHealth ALERT(UTHealth intranet page. Requires UTHealth login to access.)
  • MD Anderson alerts(MD Anderson intranet page. Requires MD Anderson login to access.)

For all GSBS students and faculty with questions for the school: or email


Other sources of information:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Traffic Incidents and Road Closures: Houston Transtar

Television Channels

  • Channel 2 KPRC (NBC affiliate)
  • Channel 11 KHOU (CBS affiliate)
  • Channel 13 KTRK (ABC affiliate)
  • Channel 26 (KRIV)
  • Channel 39 (KHCW)
  • Channel 45 (KXLN)
  • Channel 47 (KTMD)

Radio Stations

  • 950 AM (KPRC)
  • 740 AM (KTRH)

Telephone Numbers

  • Call (toll-free) 1-866-237-0107 for UTHealth closure
  • Call 713-792-7464 for MD Anderson closure

UT Police Department
If you have an emergency or need to report an imminent threat requiring police response, dial 911.
For non-emergency calls, contact 713-792-2890
Request a courtesy escort to your vehicle by calling 713-792-2890

Student Counseling Services
Emergency Crisis Line: 713-500-4688 (IMUT). Available 24 hours a day
For information or to make an appointment: 713-500-5171 (8a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday)

MD Anderson Employee Assistance Programs including Counseling Services

UTHealth Employee Assistance Programs including Counseling Services
713-500-3327 or 800-346-3549

MD Anderson Ombuds Office
713-792-4896 or 866-610-7841

UTHealth Academic Ombuds
Office: 713-500-3457
Confidential Mobile: 713-705-5005 

Compliance reporting information

If you wish to address concerns about compliance or racial prejudice, please contact the GSBS Deans' Office at

Students may also contact institutional compliance hotlines to confidentially and anonymously report concerns:

If you would like to report an act of discrimination or harassment at your parent institution, please contact:

To report sexual misconduct, contact:

MD Anderson Title IX Office, Sheri Wakefield,, 713-745-6174

UTHealth Title IX, 713-500-CALL (2255)

The GSBS requires that all GSBS students report any information they receive regarding incidents of sexual misconduct to one of the Title IX offices listed above. *   

If you would like to speak confidentially with someone about a situation of concern, there are professionals on campus who can help you.

These employees are also required to report the incident to the Title IX offices, but they are considered confidential employees and they do not have to report names of individuals, only the type of incidence.  Please seek out these offices for help and guidance if you wish to keep information confidential or are unsure whether to do so. Their contact information is listed above.

* Please note that reporting may also be required by law.