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Working and Learning Off-Campus: UIT Resources and Support

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April 7, 2020:

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares how to create a face covering in a few easy steps. See the video  here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides options for  do-It-yourself cloth face masks. See the full guidance about the use of cloth face coverings  here.

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.


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:


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:

UH Resources: