University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Making Cloth Face Coverings Email from UHV President Bob Glenn

Dear UHV Faculty, Staff and Students,

I hope to share with you information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other reputable sources as I see things that I think would be helpful as we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of you probably know that the CDC has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, where other social distancing measures are hard to maintain. The CDC also recommends the use of these coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

The problem is that these face coverings can be expensive and difficult to find. Fortunately, they are easy to make. They should not be placed on children under age 2, or anyone with health issues such as trouble breathing. These cloth face masks are not surgical masks or N-92 respirators, which are critical medical supplies that must be reserved for healthcare workers.

Read here about how you can make a simple cloth face covering. You don’t even have to know how to sew!

I also wanted to share with you some good news that was received today by Dr. Ken Colwell from the AACSB. the UHV School of Business Administration has been fully reaccredited. This is a direct result of years of hard work by the exceptional faculty and staff of the School. We have known for some time that our reaccreditation team was recommending this, but now the Board of Directors has made it official. More news will be coming soon from UHV Communications, but I did not want to wait to congratulate our colleagues in the School. Congratulations!

Sincerely,
Bob Glenn