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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.