University of Houston-Victoria


Face Coverings

NOTE: As with all the guidance and protocols related to COVID-19, UHV will adjust its guidance as necessary to reflect new information and findings.

Face Coverings While on Campus

Until further notice, the University of Houston-Victoria requires face coverings for all students and employees while on campus in the following areas:

  • Indoor public areas on campus, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all nonprivate office or residential spaces, such as lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, common spaces in residence halls, conference rooms and break rooms; and
  • Outdoor spaces where 6 feet or more of physical distancing is difficult to reliably maintain.

Face coverings are not required in the following limited circumstances:

  • When working alone in a single office
  • When in your own residential space
  • When engaging in physical activity outside
  • When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk
  • While operating outdoor equipment if not appropriate from a safety standpoint
  • When consuming food or drink in the following public areas: Jaguar Hall Dining; University Commons Food Court and Multi-Purpose Room; and University West, The Spot
  • When engaging in personal hygiene activities

Exceptions also will be made for individuals who, due to a specific medical condition, cannot wear a face covering and have received an accommodation. Requests for an exception because of a medical condition for students will be handled by UHV Disability Services, and requests for employees will be handled by UHV Laura Smith in UHV Human Resources.

This guidance is directed to anyone who is visiting campus, including contractors and visitors (10 years old or older).

For more information and answers to questions about the use of face coverings, please see Face Covering FAQs.