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Latest Update

September 21, 2021

Return to In-Person Instruction

UH will return to full density/in-person instruction on Monday, September 27.  At that time, classes will be resuming previously agreed upon teaching modalities. Read more in Provost Short’s Sept. 18 communication.

Free COVID-19 Testing Now Open Daily

The Curative testing kiosk in from the Student Center South is now open 7 days per week with extended hours— 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Curative Testing appointments are open to faculty, staff and students and can be made on the UH appointment website.

Unvaccinated faculty, staff and students are asked to get tested at least once a week. If you are vaccinated but have concerns or show possible symptoms, we encourage you to get tested as well.

Students, faculty and staff are eligible for a $2 incentive in Cougar Cash or ShastaBUCKS following a COVID-19 test through the on-campus testing kiosk. Learn more on the COVID-19 On-Campus Testing page.

Learning Abroad 2021-22

Students may continue to plan for 2021-2022 programs abroad with Learning Abroad. Only affiliated, reciprocal exchange, faculty-led, graduate and fellowship programs will be considered for approval. Learn more on the UH Travel Guidelines page.

Reporting Requirements

Transparency of data and information about infection is critical in combating COVID-19 spread. The University has Reporting Requirements should you receive a COVID-19 diagnosis, positive test result, are exposed to someone with COVID-19, or those who are not fully vaccinated and return from international travel.

Face Coverings

The University of Houston strongly encourages everyone - vaccinated or not - to wear face coverings in public indoor settings.

Indoor and Outdoor Events

Campus events—indoor and outdoor—should follow published University  event guidelines. These protocols were updated on August 1 to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. 

Case Support Help Desk

A COVID-19 Case Support Help Desk is available to members of the UH campus community Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., by calling 832-84C-OVID or 832-842-6843. Case support is also offered by emailing