University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

UHV Student Illness Email from UHV President Bob Glenn

Dear UHV Students, Faculty and Staff,

On Friday evening, a UHV residential student showing symptoms of COVID-19 went to the emergency room. The student was tested for the virus, along with flu and strep throat. The test results will take five to seven days.

The student is back in the residence hall and is under quarantine for 14 days. The small number of students in contact with the ill student also are in quarantine for 14 days. Each of the students is quarantined in a separate room.

Student Affairs staff will be staying in touch with the affected students, ensuring they have meals delivered to their rooms and maintain their isolation. It was anticipated when we moved to online delivery of instruction that a significant number of students would choose to remain at home. Consequently, the residence hall staff already had been moving the remaining students into single rooms in order to be prepared for this possibility. In this way, even students who contract the virus still may be able to persist in their studies and can do so without posing a risk of infection to others.

I expect that we will have more diagnosed COVID-19 cases before the pandemic runs its course. Our Student Affairs staff, along with staff across campus, will remain vigilant and respond immediately to any cases. I encourage all students, faculty and staff to maintain social distancing and be deliberate in personal hygiene. With all of us working in concert, we will be able to properly react and respond to every situation. We will come out on the other side as a stronger community. As always, I will keep you posted of any new developments. Stay well.

Bob Glenn