University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Face Covering FAQs

Q: Am I required to wear a face covering on campus?
A: No. Following Governor Abbott’s May 18, 2021 Executive Order, face coverings are no longer required on campus. The University of Houston-Victoria continues to encourage the wearing of face coverings, especially for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Q: What is the benefit of wearing a face covering?
A: Those with COVID-19, even those who do not know they have COVID-19, naturally expel droplets contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19 when breathing, talking, sneezing, coughing, etc. Wearing a face covering in public helps to limit the spread of the virus and is encouraged for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Q: What if I encounter a scenario that is not clear on if I should wear a face covering?
A: Face coverings are not required at UHV or UHV Katy. However, use your own knowledge and select the option that best protects and comforts those around you. A good standard to follow is to wear a face covering in public settings, especially where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.