Message to UHV About COVID-19 as We Approach Holidays from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Chance Glenn
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
The past year has been a rough road, and we are grateful that you have stuck with us in spite of all the fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Your dedication to safety and each other has helped us keep our positive cases on campus low. communication, cooperation, and flexibility has been our focus since the beginning.
I realize these measures have been in place for a long time, and many of us are beginning to experience “COVID fatigue,” but it’s important that we continue to keep safety in the forefront of our minds and actions. Texas and the nation have recently begun to see increases in cases. On Wednesday, Texas had more than 13,000 new cases. That’s why it is very important that we not let down our guard and continue to follow safety guidelines.
We can all take some specific actions to help prevent spreading this disease on campus:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times in indoor public spaces, except where marked, even when you are alone, and in outdoor spaces where 6 feet or more of physical distancing cannot be maintained. You can read the CDC guidance on what types of masks are best. Please make sure that you are familiar with UHV’s face-covering protocols.
- Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms, been exposed to someone who has symptoms, traveled internationally or been diagnosed with COVID-19, fill out the appropriate UHV form so that contact tracing can be done.
For more information about UHV’s COVID-19 safety protocols, please go to our COVID-19 pages. We know this is a difficult time, and we are grateful for a campus community that understands the importance of taking steps to keep everyone safe. We hope you all stay safe and healthy during the Thanksgiving break and in the days to come.
Dr. Chance M. Glenn, Sr.