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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.
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.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION FOR UH COMMUNITY
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:
- May 19, 2020: President Khator Update for Faculty and Staff on Fall Reopening
- April 30, 2020: Reopening Update from President Renu Khator
- April 24, 2020: Face Coverings on Campus from Senior VP for Administration & Finance, Jim McShan and Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
- April 17, 2020: Financial Pause Extended from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short and Senior VP for Administration & Finance, Jim McShan
- April 13, 2020: Summer Semester Fees Waived from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- April 6, 2020: Update to Faculty from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- April 3, 2020: Summer Instruction Update from President Renu Khator
- March 27, 2020: Update for UH Parents and Families from Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Richard Walker
- March 26, 2020: Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy Highlights from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 26, 2020: Interim Graduate Grade Policy from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 25, 2020: Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 24, 2020: COVID-19 Update: Harris County Order from UH President Renu Khator
- March 19, 2020: Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Travel from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
- March 19, 2020: UH & COVID-19 Decisions to Students from UH President Renu Khator
- March 19, 2020: COVID-19: Three Important Decisions to Faculty/Staff from UH President Renu Khator
- March 17, 2020: Latest UH Guidelines for COVID-19 from UH President Renu Khator
- March 12, 2020: Staff Leadership Announcement from the Chief Financial Officer, Jim McShan
- March 12, 2020: Students: Transitioning to Remote Delivery of Instruction at UH from the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 12, 2020: Faculty: Transitioning to Remote Delivery of Instruction at UH from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 11, 2020: "COVID-19 Information and Resources for Researchers" from VP for Research and Technology Transfer Amr Elnashai
- March 11, 2020: UH Takes COVID-19 Action; Classes to Go Online from UH President Renu Khator
- March 10, 2020: Research Labs and COVID-19 Preparedness from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 Update to Faculty and Staff from UH President Renu Khator
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 Update to Students from UH President Renu Khator
- March 6, 2020: UH prepares for COVID-19 from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 4, 2020: UH System Exposure Prevention Statement and Update from Chancellor Renu Khator
- March 2, 2020: Coronavirus Update from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
- Jan 28, 2020: Travel Restrictions from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- Jan. 27, 2020: Coronavirus Update from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
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:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
- Texas Department of Health and Human Services
- CDC Travel Notices
- Latest CDC Risk Assessment
- Latest CDC Transmission Information
- Current cases of Coronavirus in the U.S.
- U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
- CDC Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education
- UH International Travel Registration Form (including UH at Katy, UH at Sugar Land)
- UH Counseling and Psychological Services
- UH Continuity of Operations Planning Program
- UH Emergency Management and Influenza Pandemic Plans
- UH Student Health Center
- Improving Your Off-Campus Internet Connection
- EOS/HR Guidance Concerning COVID-19
- Working and Learning Off-Campus IT Support
- Office of the Provost: COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- Live Global Monitoring: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- U.S. COVID-19 Cases