University of Houston-Victoria


Campus Prevention

In addition to general coronavirus prevention guidance, employees and students are expected to practice the following COVID-19 prevention practices:

Social Distancing

  • Use best efforts to keep at least 6 feet of separation from other individuals. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness and sanitation should be practiced rigorously.
  • Minimize the use of other people‚Äôs phones, devices, tools and equipment.
  • Respect others in communal or enclosed spaces, including elevators, by limiting entry.

Use of Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are encouraged on campus, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated, but they are not required.

Frequent Handwashing

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Respiratory and Cough Etiquette

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on a face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

Cleaning and Disinfection


  • Be generally aware of who you are in close contact with, especially for extended periods of time, so that contact tracing can be performed if you become symptomatic.
  • Provide information, as needed, to help with contact tracing.