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Reporting Guidelines in the Residential Halls

The protocols below are in line with University of Houston COVID-19 Guidelines and are mandatory for all on-campus residents. Additional information can be found at  https://uh.edu/covid-19/.

Note: As with all the guidance and protocols related to COVID-19, the University will adjust its guidance as necessary to reflect new information and findings.

Students residing in university housing are required to report to the institution if and when they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 under the University of Houston COVID-19 guidelines. More information can be found at https://uh.edu/covid-19/.

What do I do if I feel sick, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have been diagnosed, or am waiting for test results? 

  1. If you have a fever, cough, or any of the other Coronavirus Symptoms, contact the Student Health Center or your health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and/or testing, as necessary. *
  2. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 diagnosis or receive a positive test result, complete the Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form
  3. Per the UH website residents who are symptomatic but have not been tested positive or diagnosed for COVID-19 must contact their health provider or go to the Student Health Center for diagnosis, treatment and/or COVID-19 testing. If you receive a positive diagnosis, complete the Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form.   
  4. If you have had potential exposure/confirmed exposure (i.e. - someone close to you has tested positive, or a contact tracer notifies you), complete the Reporting Potential Exposure form.  
    1. Do not go to class or work; do not participate in any campus activities. If you are  off-campus, do not come to campus.
    2. If you are currently on campus, it is recommended that you return home or seek off-campus housing in the event of COVID-19 related isolation or self- quarantine. This will assist in maintaining the health and wellbeing of all residents living on campus.    
  5. Follow the  Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols and do not return to campus or leave your isolation or self-quarantine location until written approval is received. See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation.

*Continue to keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.   

Who should I notify if I have been potentially exposed to COVID-19?   

During business hours, notify your Desk Assistant (DA) or Residence Advisor (RA). If your DA/RA is unavailable, contact your Residence Life Coordinator (RLC). Contact information for your RLC can be found on the Housing Meet Our Staff Website . Outside of business hours, call the DA for your residence hall: 

  • Bayou Oaks - 713-743-6594
  • Cougar Place - 713-743-6994
  • Cougar Village I - 832-842-6020
  • Cougar Village II - 713-743-6432
  • Moody Towers North - 713-743-6057
  • Moody Towers South - 713-743-6056
  • The Quad - 713-743- 6044
  • University Lofts - 832-842-5638
  • Cambridge Oaks: 713-574-8045    
  • Cullen Oaks:  713-748-3707

*Please provide the following information in your communication: your first and last name, student ID number, room and bed space booking number, the best estimate of the time of exposure/ date, and time of positive COVID-19 test result. 

What mandatory forms should I fill out if I have been potentially exposed to COVID-19?
If you have had potential exposure/confirmed exposure (i.e. - someone close to you has tested positive, or a contact tracer notifies you), complete the   Reporting Potential Exposure form.  

What mandatory forms should I fill out if I have been diagnosed with COVID-19? 

  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 diagnosis or receive a positive test result, complete the  Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form. 
  • Per the UH website residents who are symptomatic but have not been tested positive or diagnosed for COVID-19 must contact their health provider or go to the Student Health Center for diagnosis, treatment and/or COVID-19 testing. If you receive a positive diagnosis, complete the Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form.

What do I do if my roommate shares that they been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19?

If someone you have been in close contact with informs you that they have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, you should:

When can I return to campus if I choose to isolate/self-quarantine or off-campus?  

If you have been self-quarantined or self-isolated, you must receive written approval to return to campus before resuming your normal school, work, and related activities.  

To do so, complete the form Request to Return to Campus.  

Your request to return will be evaluated based upon your unique circumstance.  

Written approval is required before any UH community member may return to campus after self-quarantine or self-isolation.  

When can I leave my quarantine or isolation space? 

If you have moved to a quarantine or isolation space on campus, you must receive written approval to return to your assigned room before resuming your normal school, work, and related activities.  

To do so, complete the form Request to Return to Campus.  

Your request to return will be evaluated based upon your unique circumstance.  

Written approval is required before any UH community member may return to campus after self-quarantine or self-isolation.