University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Student Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols

If a student has tested positive, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or exhibits any Coronavirus Symptoms (other than symptoms related to a pre-existing medical condition or a medical diagnosis unrelated to COVID-19), the following steps should be taken. These steps are necessary to protect the safety and well-being of all university community members, especially those students living on campus.

For Students Living on Campus

  • Avoid coming into close contact with anyone.
  • Complete the Diagnosis or Symptoms Reporting form.
  • Contact your personal physician or the Community Health Centers of South Central Texas for diagnosis, treatment and/or testing, as necessary.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms but do NOT have a positive test or diagnosis:

  • Follow CDC guidance and What to Do If I’m Sick.
  • Follow the Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols.
  • If you choose to remain on campus, you must stay in your room or suite with the door closed. Guests are not permitted. Residents may only leave their room to seek medical care and/or in the event of a building emergency. If separate space is needed, contact the desk assistant.
  • Continue to monitor your symptoms and seek medical advice from your personal physician or the Community Health Centers of South Central Texas (if you are a UHV student in Victoria) for diagnosis, treatment and/or testing, as necessary.
  • If you later get tested and receive a positive test result, resubmit the Diagnosis or Symptoms Reporting form and notify your resident assistant by phone call or text. If your RA is not available, please call the Residence Life business office at 361-485-4404 or the on-call phone for your residence hall (see below).
  • Do not return to class in person or participate in on-campus activities until written approval is received. See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation.
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors or UHV Disability Services.

If you receive a positive test or are diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • Notify your RA by phone call or text. If unavailable, contact the Residence Life business office at 361-485-4404. Outside of business hours, call the on-call number for your residence hall:
    • Jaguar Hall: (361)489-0569
    • Jaguar Suites: (361)894-4250
    • Jaguar Court: (361)894-2894
    • Smith Hall: (361)648-3031

Please provide the following information in your communication: first and last name; student ID number; room and bed space booking number; and best estimate of the time of exposure, or date and time of positive COVID-19 test result.

  • If you are currently on campus, it is strongly recommended that you return home or seek off-campus housing in the event of COVID-19-related self-quarantine or isolation. This will assist in maintaining the health and well-being of all residents living on campus.
  • If you choose to stay on campus for self-quarantine or isolation, you may be required to move to a designated space on campus for a length of time depending on CDC guidelines.
    • For safety purposes, residents will need to arrange for the transportation of their own belongings.
    • Services will be limited if you choose to stay on campus as you self-quarantine or isolate.
    • Residence Life staff will help coordinate services for you such as dining, mail/package delivery and garbage disposal. Residence Life will provide instructions on hand washing clothing. Using communal laundry units is not permitted while under self-quarantine or isolation.
    • Guests are not permitted. Residents may only leave their room to seek medical care and/or in the event of a building emergency.
  • Follow CDC guidance and What to Do If I’m Sick.
  • Follow the Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols.
  • Do not return to class in person or participate in on-campus activities until written approval is received. See Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation.
  • If contacted by contact tracers, please cooperate to provide information about others with whom you have had close contact.
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors or UHV Disability Services.

For Students Living Off Campus