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UHD Coronavirus Update - March 5

The University of Houston-Downtown is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Regular updates, information on the virus (including symptoms and prevention), frequently asked questions, and other details are available on UHD’s Coronavirus website.

This website also contains updates to University of Houston System statements and policies related to the Coronavirus. These include the COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Policy requiring faculty, staff and students who recently visited any of the countries under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Level 2 or 3 Travel Warning to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Those individuals who have traveled to CDC Level 2 or 3 countries must submit this form online.

The University of Houston System also is currently prohibiting travel to countries designated with Level 2 and 3 Travel Warnings from the CDC. These include China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran. These restrictions may impact University-sponsored travel for conferences, research or study abroad programs. UHD will evaluate travel opportunities on a case by case basis and make decisions that support the safety and welfare of faculty, staff and students.

As spring break approaches, UHD community members are reminded to review travel notices from the University of Houston System, CDC and U.S. Department of State, as well as the CDC’s tips for preventing sickness and injury while traveling.

UHD will continue to provide updates on the Coronavirus as information is made available. All notices will be archived on the UHD News site.

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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.