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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) 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.