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April 7, 2020:
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The Stay Home, Work Safe Order impacts UH operations as follows:
- The Harris County Stay Home, Work Safe Order is extended until April 30, 2020.
- Remote academic instruction will continue for summer courses.
- UH has instituted interim grade policies for both undergraduate and graduate students that gives students flexible grade options for spring courses.
- Social distancing efforts have been expanded by further reducing or modifying some of the programmatic and support services currently in place.
- On-campus functions are limited to those that are essential to supporting basic services.
- The following services are closed:
- M.D. Anderson Library
- Computer Labs
- Student Center
- UH Hilton Hotel
- Research activities in laboratories are being ramped down and will remain suspended until at least April 30. Procedures and guidelines are provided on the Division of Research COVID-19 web site.
- Student Housing: Limited support will continue to ensure necessary services for students remaining in on-campus housing. Students who have signed up for a move out day and time may proceed to check-out in order to obtain their necessary supplies and belongings as long as they, or anyone assisting them, do not have a fever, a cough, difficulty breathing, or otherwise feel sick. For more information go to Housing COVID-19 FAQ.
- The Student Health Center and CAPS will continue to provide services through telehealth capabilities during the Stay Home-Work Safe order. Please see the websites for most current information.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION FOR UH COMMUNITY
The University of Houston continues to closely monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The UH Health Liaison, Dr. Vanessa Tilney, and the UH Office of Emergency Management continue to work with local, state and national authorities on a daily basis. We will continue to keep our community informed as developments occur. As the situation evolves, it is incumbent upon all of us to remain aware and vigilant of this growing public health threat. It is the time to exercise prevention, not panic.
The latest UH information and guidelines:
The University remains in regular contact with local, state and federal health officials for the latest information and will continue to provide updates to the UH community when warranted. The following communications have been shared with the UH community, beginning with the most recent:
- April 6, 2020: Update to Faculty from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- April 3, 2020: Summer Instruction Update from President Renu Khator
- March 27, 2020: Update for UH Parents and Families from Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Richard Walker
- March 26, 2020: Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy Highlights from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 26, 2020: Interim Graduate Grade Policy from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 25, 2020: Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 24, 2020: COVID-19 Update: Harris County Order from UH President Renu Khator
- March 19, 2020: Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Travel from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
- March 19, 2020: UH & COVID-19 Decisions to Students from UH President Renu Khator
- March 19, 2020: COVID-19: Three Important Decisions to Faculty/Staff from UH President Renu Khator
- March 17, 2020: Latest UH Guidelines for COVID-19 from UH President Renu Khator
- March 12, 2020: Staff Leadership Announcement from the Chief Financial Officer, Jim McShan
- March 12, 2020: Students: Transitioning to Remote Delivery of Instruction at UH from the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 12, 2020: Faculty: Transitioning to Remote Delivery of Instruction at UH from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 11, 2020: "COVID-19 Information and Resources for Researchers" from VP for Research and Technology Transfer Amr Elnashai
- March 11, 2020: UH Takes COVID-19 Action; Classes to Go Online from UH President Renu Khator
- March 10, 2020: Research Labs and COVID-19 Preparedness from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 Update to Faculty and Staff from UH President Renu Khator
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 Update to Students from UH President Renu Khator
- March 6, 2020: UH prepares for COVID-19 from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- March 4, 2020: UH System Exposure Prevention Statement and Update from Chancellor Renu Khator
- March 2, 2020: Coronavirus Update from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
- Jan 28, 2020: Travel Restrictions from Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Paula Myrick Short
- Jan. 27, 2020: Coronavirus Update from Chief Physician, Dr. Vanessa Tilney
For additional information about Coronavirus, including signs and symptoms, transmission and risk of exposure, and what to do if you are exhibiting symptoms, please refer to the links below. The CDC’s website and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will also issue guidance for those planning to travel or who have recently returned.
Federal and State:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
- Texas Department of Health and Human Services
- CDC Travel Notices
- Latest CDC Risk Assessment
- Latest CDC Transmission Information
- Current cases of Coronavirus in the U.S.
- U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
- CDC Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education
- UH International Travel Registration Form (including UH at Katy, UH at Sugar Land)
- UH Counseling and Psychological Services
- UH Continuity of Operations Planning Program
- UH Emergency Management and Influenza Pandemic Plans
- UH Student Health Center
- Improving Your Off-Campus Internet Connection
- EOS/HR Guidance Concerning COVID-19
- Working and Learning Off-Campus IT Support
- Office of the Provost: COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- Live Global Monitoring: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- U.S. COVID-19 Cases