Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Travel from UHV President Bob Glenn
Dear UHV Community,
I want to call your attention to important updates regarding COVID-19.
In order to safeguard the health and safety of our university community, any faculty, staff or student returning from any international travel or having close contact with anyone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 will need to self-quarantine for 14 days and receive approval before returning to work/campus.
If you have not completed the International Travel Registration form and have traveled to any location outside the United States, you must do so before returning to campus.
Due to the increase in the number of cases related to community spread, we are implementing two new reporting requirements. First, faculty, staff and students who have reason to believe that they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must report that information to the university. Second, faculty, staff and students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must report that diagnosis to the university.
All required forms are on the university’s COVID-19 website.
We realize many people may still have questions about COVID-19 or have begun to experience a variety of heightened emotions during this period of uncertainty. Please know that UHV has resources available that can provide support for you:
- The UHV Counseling Center remains open and will assess students for the most appropriate treatment option. This may include referrals, resources, crisis services, phone sessions or a virtual counseling appointment. To schedule an appointment or for information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Therapy Assistance Online is a free, online, self-help resource for students that features engaging, interactive programs that can help them learn life skills and bounce back from disappointments and stumbling blocks. TAO is fast, effective, convenient and confidential. As students engage with the interactive components, they gain the necessary knowledge and self-awareness to achieve their specific goals. It addresses issues such as communication, relationships, anxiety, depression, pain management, substance abuse and more. To learn more about TAO, watch this video, or go here for more details.
- Faculty and staff may connect with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist face to face from their computer or smartphone seven days a week:
- Faculty and staff may also reach out 24/7 to the UT Employee Assistance Program at 713-500-3327 or toll-free at 800-346-3549.
Please keep your community responsibility in mind. Actions everyone can take to mitigate the spread of infection include everyday preventive measures like good handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and staying home when you are sick. The CDC provides helpful information about these “nonpharmaceutical interventions.” UHV employees will be sent home if they come to campus with symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
We are a campus community that is rising to meet the challenges we are facing, and I am so proud of all of you.