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Working and Learning Off-Campus: UIT Resources and Support

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June 2, 2020

UH will open the campus (including Sugar Land and Katy) to all employees beginning Monday, June 8, on a voluntary basis. If you would like to work on campus or access your office, you may do so but make sure to (1) complete the COVID-19 mandatory training (available in PASS); (2) pass a self-health screening test; and (3) inform your chair/supervisor about your desire to work from your office. Chairs and supervisors will ensure that no more than 25% of employees are in attendance at any given time to maintain social distancing during Phase 2. For additional information, please see this communication from President Khator.

Student Emergency Aid: Two sources of emergency financial aid are now available to help students overcome economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UH has been granted $18.3 million through the federal CARES Act, which Congress has designated for emergency grants for students. In addition, we are pleased to reopen the Cougar Emergency Fund, which is supported through private donations. For more information about applying, go to COVID-19 financial aid.

Return to Campus Training: All employees must complete an online training program before returning to campus as part of the university’s phased reopening. Returning to campus requires the approval of your supervisor. The courses can be found under the TAP Employee Online Training section in AccessUH.

Campus Research Guidelines: Some research labs at UH are open, on a voluntary basis, after participants receive approval from their colleges and complete online training and self-health checks. Those working in these labs must adhere to strict operational guidelines, which can be found here.

Final Exams: The provost issued a reminder that all exams will be administered remotely and not on campus. The full final exam schedule is available here.

Facilities Cleaning: Our current focus is on supporting increased sanitization, students who remain in campus housing and the University’s reopening research activities. This will result in minimal custodial services to the rest of campus for the summer.

Student Housing: Limited support will continue to ensure necessary services for students remaining in on-campus housing. For more information go to  Housing COVID-19 FAQ.

The Student Health Center and CAPS will continue to provide services through telehealth capabilities during the Stay Home-Work Safe order. Please see the websites for most current information.


The University of Houston continues to closely monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The UH Health Liaison, Dr. Vanessa Tilney, and the UH Office of Emergency Management continue to work with local, state and national authorities on a daily basis. We will continue to keep our community informed as developments occur. As the situation evolves, it is incumbent upon all of us to remain aware and vigilant of this growing public health threat. It is the time to exercise prevention, not panic.

The latest UH information and guidelines:


The University remains in regular contact with local, state and federal health officials for the latest information and will continue to provide updates to the UH community when warranted. The following communications have been shared with the UH community, beginning with the most recent:


For additional information about Coronavirus, including signs and symptoms, transmission and risk of exposure, and what to do if you are exhibiting symptoms, please refer to the links below.  The CDC’s website and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will also issue guidance for those planning to travel or who have recently returned.

Federal and State:

UH Resources: