University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Student Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols

If a student has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, or exhibits Coronavirus Symptoms that makes him think he might have 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

If you think you might have COVID-19 because of the presence of Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • Avoid coming into close contact with anyone.
  • Contact your personal physician or the Community Health Centers of South Central Texas for diagnosis, treatment and/or testing, as necessary, and follow your provider’s medical advice.
  • If you get tested and receive a positive test result, submit the Diagnosis Reporting form and follow the protocols below for a positive test or diagnosis.
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors or UHV Disability Services.

If you tested positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, regardless of whether you have symptoms:

  • 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 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. This will assist in maintaining the health and well-being of all residents living on campus.
    • 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 on what to do if you are 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

If you think you might have COVID-19 because of coronavirus symptoms:

  • Contact 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, and follow your provider’s medical advice.
  • If you get tested and receive a positive test result, submit the Diagnosis Reporting form and follow the protocols below for a positive test or diagnosis.
  • If your illness impacts your ability to perform schoolwork, contact your instructors or UHV Disability Services.

If you tested positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (regardless of whether you have symptoms):

  • Go home immediately and avoid coming into close contact with anyone if you are on campus when symptoms begin or when you suspect or learn of a diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Complete the Diagnosis Reporting form.
  • Contact 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.
  • Stay home (except to seek medical care).
  • Follow CDC guidance on what to do if you are sick.
  • Follow the Self-Quarantine/Isolation protocols.
  • Do not return to UHV or UHV Katy until a Request to Return to Campus form is submitted and 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.