Dear CSL Community:

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly brought challenges to our ability to serve the community.  But it also may be viewed as an opportunity, as it is putting a spotlight, for all to see, on the needs and disparities faced by our most vulnerable citizens.

The CSL program at UT Health San Antonio would like to offer the following thoughts and suggestions as we navigate our way through this public health crisis.

  1.  Please consider using the phrase “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing”, as we are needing more than ever to increase social and emotional support for each other.
  2.  Students, please follow the guidelines from your school regarding the activities you are allowed to engage in with patients and community members at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact your school’s dean of student affairs.
  3. Consider creative ways to stay engaged with your community partners. Here are some suggestions:
  4.  Mentors, here are some reflection questions pertaining to COVID-19 to use with your students.  Please provide proper attribution when using the questions.
  5.  Send us an email with your questions or suggestions:  CSL@uthscsa.edu