HEALTH, WELLNESS & PREVENTION FAQS
When can I return to campus if I have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been instructed to self-quarantine?
Written approval is required before any UH community member may return to campus after self-quarantine. The timing of your return depends on whether you have exhibited Coronavirus Symptoms or not. See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation for the process and considerations for determining when a return to campus is allowed.
All UH community members should follow the preventive measures detailed in Prevention and What to Do if I’m Sick. Students, staff and faculty working in clinical areas will have additional site-specific protocols with which to comply.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, do not come to campus (even if you are symptom-free). Follow the guidance -- What to Do If I’m Sick.
We recognize this is a stressful situation for many members of our community. For scholars and employees who are eligible for employee benefits, please contact the Employee Assistance Program. For scholars and employees who are not eligible for employee benefits, there are a number of community resources available, such as United Way of Greater Houston. For students, please contact UH Counseling and Psychological Services.
I’ve received emails related to COVID-19, and I am not sure if they are legitimate. What should I do?
What should I do if I have had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected/presumed to have COVID-19?
Follow the protocol described in Potential Exposure to Coronavirus.
To ensure the health and safety of students remaining in campus residential facilities, and essential support staff on campus, facilities are maintained using aggressive sanitization and hygiene protocols as recommended by authorities. This includes increased custodial cleaning and the availability of hand sanitizer dispensers at all entrances, common areas and elevators.
Custodial staff is required to wipe highly touched surfaces, including handrails, push/pull door handles, drinking fountains, tables and other furniture continually touched during the course of the day. The university has increased the frequency that restrooms and common areas are cleaned and disinfected.
The University is committed to creating an inclusive climate for all of our community members. The CDC offers guidance on countering stigma related to this virus. If you believe that you are experiencing discrimination or bias related to your national origin, race or other protected characteristic, you may contact the UH Office of Equal Opportunity Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-8835.
UH Counseling and Psychological Services will continue to provide services through telehealth capabilities during the Stay Home-Work Safe order. Please see the CAPS website for most current information.