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Mask Dispensers Provide Another Element of Campus Safety

In a continued effort to provide a safe environment at the University of Houston-Downtown, mask dispensers have been set up at all buildings on campus.

“Keeping our campus community safe is a team effort,” said Cynthia Vargas, UHD’s Director of Emergency Management. “UHD has made it a priority to always look for new ways to enhance campus safety.”

The dispensers are located in highly traveled areas on campus and filled with individually wrapped three-ply disposable facemasks. Vargas said the dispensers will be refilled on a regular basis, so that they are always available.

Should the UHD community find that dispensers are running low, Vargas suggests sending an e-mail to uhdcovid19@uhd.edu and they will be filled promptly.

“We are a mask friendly campus,” she said. “Masks aren’t required, but anyone who wants one will be able to find them easily in various locations in our buildings.”


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.