Housing COVID-19 Update
05/05/2021, 09:00:01 AM


As we near the end of the spring semester, we wanted to provide you with some important COVID-19 updates. 

UH Vaccine Resources

The new Texas Vaccine Scheduler helps Texans get scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine at clinics hosted by participating Texas public health entities.

Register online at  GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine. If there’s not an available clinic near you, you will be directed to other places to get your vaccine.

Call (833) 832-7067 if you don’t have internet or need help signing up. Call center support is available 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.

Spanish language and other translators are available to help callers.

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 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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