- If you are diagnosed with a COVID-19 diagnosis or receive a positive test result, complete the Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form.
- Per the UH website residents who are symptomatic but have not been tested positive or diagnosed for 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.
- If you have had potential exposure/confirmed exposure (ie. someone close to you has tested positive, or a contact tracer notifies you), complete the Reporting Potential Exposure form.
- Faculty, staff, and students returning from international travel, university-sanctioned or personal, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to the United States. The requirement for self-quarantine includes international students who are traveling to the U.S. for spring classes. Students who have an agreement to live on campus may request to arrive early to complete their quarantine period. They can submit this request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation for when the self-quarantine/isolation will end and what is required before the UH community member is allowed to return to work/class/activities on campus.
Welcome to campus! We hope you are having a successful start of the academic year. As you may be aware, COVID-19 cases have significantly increased in the Houston area. Now that you have moved in and there are a lot more students around, we want to remind and encourage you to continue to be vigilant with COVID-19 prevention.
COVID-19 Precautions at UH
- Vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19 disease. Current COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States are safe and effective, widely accessible, and available at no cost. The Pfizer vaccine has now been fully approved by the FDA. Please refer to the vaccine resource finder to confirm an appointment near you. Please consider being vaccinated if you have not already done so.
- We encourage everyone to wear a mask, to protect themselves from being infected by others, and to prevent infecting others should they have an asymptomatic infection
- Free COVID-19 testing is available on campus from Curative at the walk-up kiosk located in front of the UH Student Center South, Monday through Friday. The testing service is available to faculty, staff, and students by appointment only.
- Social distancing and good handwashing practices are recommended.
Find a Vaccine
One great vaccine finder tool is now available text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines, complete with transportation opportunities. On the University of Houston campus, vaccines are available at the Lone Star Circle of Care clinic located in the Health 2 building. Call 346-348-1200 for more information.
Stay Informed About COVID-19 Updates
If you need assistance, Student Housing & Residential Life staff are here and ready to support you.