We are more than half way through the spring semester and we wanted to provide you with some important COVID-19 updates.
UH Vaccine Planning Efforts
The Student Health Center is leading the effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to UH students and employees who meet state eligibility guidelines. As the University receives more allocations of COVID-19 vaccine, we anticipate appointments will become available to additional faculty, staff and students who meet the state’s eligibility guidelines and choose to receive the vaccine. For more information, review the UH COVID-19 Vaccine Website and the UH Student/Employee Vaccine FAQs.
Free On-Campus Testing Available
The University of Houston is partnering with the well-known testing company Curative to provide free testing on campus where faculty, students and staff can be tested regardless of whether they have symptoms. By appointment only, the testing service is available at the kiosk in front of the UH Student Health Center South from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made on the UH appointment website.
Reporting Forms for Residents
If you have tested positive, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, you should notify the Desk Assistant, Resident Advisor, or Residence Life Coordinator in your residence hall via phone call or text regarding options available for self-quarantine or self-isolation.
Additionally, you will need to complete the appropriate campus notification form:
Per the UH website, residents who are symptomatic but have not tested positive for or been diagnosed with 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.
For residents who have 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.
Continue to Do Your Part
We all have a shared responsibility to take the necessary steps to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Each of us must protect ourselves and those around us. You can reduce your risk by taking these measures:
Wear a face mask anytime you are outside the confines of your room, suite, or apartment.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer, with 60 - 95% alcohol, if soap/water is not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay Informed About COVID-19 Updates
If you need assistance, Student Housing & Residential Life staff are here and ready to support you.