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UHD Coronavirus Updates

The University of Houston-Downtown continues to monitor the situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is providing regular updates regarding symptoms, prevention, University policies related to the virus and other topics. Look for regular updates and a FAQ on UHD's Coronavirus site.

Official university updates are below, and versions in Spanish also are available.

February 8 -  UHD, H-E-B Host Vaccination Clinic Thursday, Feb. 17

January 11 - UHD, H-E-B Hosting Vaccine Clinic on Jan. 20

January 7 - Message from President Loren J. Blanchard: COVID-19 Update and Approach to Spring 2022

January 3 - President's Message: 2022 Updates for COVID-19

December 20 - COVID-19 Kiosk Holiday Schedule

December 10Update on Omicron

November 15 - UHD, H-E-B Hosting Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 18

November 1 - Mask Dispensers Provide Another Element of Campus Safety

October 11 - UHD Top Priority: Keeping Our Communities Safe

October 4 - Vaccination Incentive Program Funds Are Now Loaded to Gator Card

September 29 - Learn About Current COVID-19 Conditions with Dr. David Persse

September 27 - Gator Vaccination Incentive Program: Deadline for $30 GatorCash is Sept. 30

September 22 - UHD's Curative COVID-19 Testing Kiosk Now Open Seven Days a Week

September 10Message from COVID-19 Taskforce Vice Chair: Webpage Updates

September 8 - President's Message: UHD Extending Fall 2021 Soft Opening

September 3 - UHD Launches Voluntary Gator Vaccine Incentive Program

August 19 - There's Still Time to Register for August 26 Free Vaccine Event

August 13Message to Students from UHD President Loren J. Blanchard: COVID-19 Update and Approach to Fall 2021

August 12 - Message from the President and Interim Provost: COVID-19 Update and Approach to Fall 2021

July 28 - Faculty and Staff Invited to Preparation for Fall 2021 Town Hall' Aug. 4

July 28 - Students Invited to 'Preparation for Fall 2021 Town Hall' Aug. 4

July 16 - UHD HEB to Host Free Vaccine Event in August

July 8 - President's Message: Return to Campus on July 12

June 24 - Return to Campus Town Hall Scheduled for July 8

June 4 - President's Message - Vaccination Event, Campus Resources

June 3Vaccination Event to Include Gift Card Raffle

May 26 - New Reporting Forms Available

May 20 - COVID-19 Testing to be Offered Through On-Campus Kiosk

May 20 - Vaccination, COVID Testing Opportunities

May 19 - Update on COVID-19 Protocols per Gov. Abbott's Executive Order

May 13 - HEB, UHD Partner to Offer Free Vaccinations in June

May 6 - Join the Conversation: UHD Return to Campus Town Hall May 12

May 6 - UHD COVID-19 Forums Conclude With Emphasis on Vaccines, Social Protocols

April 22 - More than 500 Sign Up for Vaccines at UHD, Houston Methodist Event

April 22 - Dr. Peter Hotez Gives Update During UHD Health, Safety and Vaccine Forum

April 16 - Message from the President - UHD Hosting Vaccinations April 22 & May 20

April 12 - Questions About Quarantine and Isolation

April 9 - Vaccinations Available to UHD Community

April 8 - City's Chief Medical Officer Provides Insights at Forum

April 1 - Vaccinations Available to UHD Community Through Community Partner

March 31 - UHD COVID-19 Response Updates

March 29 - Don't Miss Your Shot Campaign Emphasizes Importance of Vaccination

March 29 - UHD Hosting Conversations on COVID-19

March 26 - Message from UHD President Loren J. Blanchard - Preparing for Summer Return to Campus

March 24 - UHD Issues Reminder for COVID-19 Safety, Announces Updates as Students Return

March 22 - Campus Protocols Remain in Place as Classes Resume This Week

March 11 - Provost's Message: Update on 2021 Commencement

March 8 - Interim President's Message: Update on Classes Beginning March 22

March 3 - UHD Update on Governor's Executive Order

March 1 - Interim President's Message: Spring Commencement

Feb. 22 - Interim President's Message: Classes Remain Online Through March 14 (Faculty/Staff)

Feb. 22 - Interim President's Message: Classes Remain Online Through March 14 (Students)

Jan. 25 - Interim President's Message: Classes Remain Online Until March 1 (Faculty/Staff)

Jan. 25 - Interim President's Message: Classes Remain Online Until March 1 (Students)

Jan. 20 - Simple Safety Protocols Go a Long Way

Jan. 12Interim President's Message to Faculty & Staff - Spring 2021 Starting Online

Jan. 12Interim President's Message to Students - Spring 2021 Starting Online

Jan. 8 - Interim President's Message - Campus Operations

Jan. 6 - Interim President's Message - Happy New Year

Dec. 18 - Interim President's Message - Looking Ahead to 2021

Dec. 15 - Enjoy Your Holidays with Safety in Mind

Nov. 30 - Interim President's Message - Approaching Semester's End & Winter Break

Oct. 30Interim President's Message - Commencement Dec. 19

Oct. 15 - Message from the Provost - Commencement Update

Oct. 5 - Interim President's Message to Faculty/Staff: UHD to Remain at Step 2 Until January 2021

Oct. 5 - Interim President's Message to Students: UHD to Remain at Step 2 Until January 2021

Sept. 25 - UHD Remains at Response Step 2

Sept. 21 - Responsibilities Outlined For Employees Testing Positive, Exposed to COVID-19

Sept. 21 - Responsibilities Outlined For Students Testing Positive, Exposed to COVID-19

Sept. 4 - UHD Advances to Next Step on Response Matrix

Aug. 20 - Message to Students: Preparing for First Week of Fall 2020

Aug. 20 - Message to Faculty & Staff: Preparing for First Week of Fall 2020

Aug. 14 - Interim President's Message to Students - Important Update on Fall 2020

Aug. 14 - Interim President's Message to Faculty & Staff - Important Update on Fall 2020

Aug. 13 - Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled to Aug. 18

Aug. 7 - Interim President's Message to Students: UHD's Plans for Fall 2020

Aug. 7 - Interim President's Message to Faculty & Staff: UHD's Plans for Fall 2020

July 27 - Interim President's Message to Faculty & Staff: Update on Fall 2020, Parking

July 27 - Interim President's Message to Students: Parking Rates, Fees

July 24 - Message to UHD Students: Update on Fall 2020

July 24 - Message to UHD Faculty & Staff: Update on Fall 2020

July 20 - Provost COVID-19: Faculty Update - No. 13

July 16 - UHD COVID-19 Update: Proposed Guidelines for Fall 2020

July 9 - Interim President's Message: COVID-19 Taskforce Update

July 6 - Provost COVID-19: Faculty Update - No. 12

June 26 - President's Message: COVID-19 Response Task Force, Fall 2020 Update

June 26 - Provost's Message: Fall 2020 Courses & Campus Update

June 19 - From the Provost: Face-Mask Guidelines

June 18 - From the Provost: Fall Planning 2020

June 15 - Working Together on a Safe Return to Campus

June 12 - ESO Communications: Postponement - Phase I UHD Safe Return to Campus

June 12 - ESO Communications: June 15 Safe Return to Campus

June 11 - Staying Positive and Connected With Your Employees

June 11 - Provost's Message: Safe Return to Campus

June 10 - UHD COVID-19 Response Task Force

June 10 - Provost COVID-19: Faculty Update - No. 11

June 9 - Tips to Help You Prepare to Return to Campus

June 5 - ESO Communications: New One Main Entry Point

June 4 - Recap of UHD Town Hall Safe Return to Campus

June 3 - ESO Communications: Safe Return to Campus Schedule Details

June 2 - ESO Communications: Safe Return to Campus Guidance

May 28 - UHD May and Summer 2020: S/U Implementation and Calendar

May 27 - ESO Communications: UHD's COVID-19 Emergency Leave

May 22 - Safe Return to Campus, June 15

May 19 - Implementation of New COVID-19 Tracking Forms

May 18 - UHD Waiving Fees for Summer Sessions

May 18 - President's Message: Thanks for the Teamwork During Spring 2020

May 13 - UHD Commencement Announcement, Virtual Graduation Celebration Scheduled for June

May 13 - ESO Communications: UHD Return to Work COVID-19 Training

May 13 - ESO Communications: Contractors

May 13 - Provost COVID-19: Update No. 10

May 11 - ESO Communications: Safe Return to Campus Guidelines

May 7 - UHD Shares Plans for Summer & Fall Semesters

May 5 - UHD COVID-19 Emergency Leave and Student Worker Employment

May 4 - Finals Week

May 1 - Provost COVID-19: Faculty Update - No. 9

May 1 - Texas Begins Reopening

April 29 - Update on Parking Reimbursements

April 28 - ESO Communications: Tips for Improving Your Home Workstation

April 24 - President's Update on Campus, Summer Classes

April 24 - Provost's Update to Faculty - April 24

April 23 - Calling All Gators! UHD Reaching Out to Students During COVID-19

April 23 - A Message from Faculty

April 20 - Gator Emergency Fund Supporting UHD Students Affected By Pandemic

April 20 - Alum Shares Messages of Encouragement

April 17 - Message from the Provost: Missing Our Gators

April 17 - Message from the Provost: April 17 Faculty Update

April 17 - ESO Communications: UHD COVID-19 Emergency Leave and New Federal Leaves

April 15 - ESO Communications: Think Yourself Healthy - The Hub

April 13 - ESO Communications: Professional Development During Online Operations

April 13 - President's Message: Resources for UHD Community

April 10 - Message from UHD Provost to Faculty: Updates

April 8 - ESO Communications: Ways to Stay Connected Without Leaving Your Home - The Hub

April 8 - ESO Communications: Mindfulness, Financial Fitness Webinars - The Hub

April 8 - ESO Tips For Managing Your Team During COVID-19

April 8 - ESO Communications: Breathe Your Way to Less Stress, Better Health Webinar - The Hub

April 6 - Message from UHD President & Provost: Thank You, Faculty & Staff

April 3 - Managing Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3 - President's Message: Gator Emergency Fund

April 3 - Message from the Provost - S/U Grading Policy

April 1 - COVID-19 and Title IX Updates

April 1 - Expanded Employee Rights Under COVID-19

April 1 - Understanding and Managing COVID-19 Stress in Adults, Children-The Hub

April 1 - UHD COVID-19 Update: Virtual Town Hall, Stay at Home Order Extended

March 30 - UH System Update on Federal Stimulus Legislation

March 27 - ESO Communications: Face Coverings on Campus

March 27 - President's Message - Partial Refunds for Student Parking

March 26 - A Message from UHD Provost Dr. Eric Link - University Approves Interim Grading Policy

March 25 - Coping With COVID-19 Fears - The Hub

March 25 - Telecommuting Tips for Working Remotely at UHD

March 25 - UHD COVID-19 Update: Harris County Stay at Home Order, Commencement Town Hall Online

March 24 - Welcome Back Gators!

March 21 - ESO Communications: The Importance of Virtual Team Building

March 20 - Manager Guidance Concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 20 - Hiring Freeze

March 20 - Telecommuting - March 23 to April 3

March 20 - Provost COVID-19 Faculty Update: Addressing Student Resources, Other Concerns

March 20 - Message from the President - March 20: Campus Updates, Confirmed Case

March 19 - Update on Commencement, Classes, Off-Campus Centers

March 19 - Addressing COVID-19 Anxiety

March 18 - Provost COVID-19 Faculty Update: Reminders for Start of Remote Instruction on Monday

March 17 - UHD COVID-19 Updates to Telecommuting, Travel Policies

March 17 - Faculty, Staff Prepare to Transition Courses Online

March 16 - Provost Update to the Faculty: Resources for Online Teaching

March 15 - UHD Telecommuting Protocol for Staff

March 13: Provost's Message to Students: Online Courses Begin March 23

March 13: Provost's Message to Faculty and Staff: Preparing to take Courses Online March 23

March 12: President's Message: Classes Suspended March 16 - 22

March 11: Beware of COVID-19 Scams

March 11: President's Message to Students: Update Emergency Contact Information; Travel Restrictions

March 11: President's Message to Faculty & Staff: City of Houston Emergency Health Declaration

March 5: UHS COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Policy

Feb. 24: Travel advisories in advance of Spring Break

Feb. 13: First case reported in Texas

Jan. 28: Prevention tips, student resources

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 more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 61,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 17 fully online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.

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.