Housing COVID-19 Update
03/12/2021, 09:05:01 AM


As we approach spring break and continue through the semester, we wanted to provide you with some important COVID-19 updates. 

The UH Mask Requirement and Other Prevention Guidelines  

The University of Houston will continue to exercise its existing guidelines at least until the COVID-19 vaccine has been made widely available to our community. 

All residents will be required to observe the existing COVID-19 safety protocols which include: 

  • Required face covering on campus other than while eating or drinking 
  • Maintaining six feet of social distance 
  • Practicing hand hygiene by washing and sanitizing them often 

Read the full message from President Renu Khator

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 or not they are displaying 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 or return home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing. 


Stay Informed About COVID-19 Updates 

If you need assistance, Student Housing & Residential Life staff are here and ready to support you. 

Student Housing & Residential Life  



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