University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Return to Work on Campus

On June 15, UHV launched a five-phase reopening of the Victoria campus and UHV Katy. As stated in Chance Glenn’s email dated June 10, 15 percent of staff will return to campus starting June 15 following:

  • Completion of the COVID-19 mandatory training
  • Passing a self-health screening test
  • Supervisor approval

Employees should practice social distancing when encountering other employees and wear a mask in public spaces when they are away from their designated work area. These provisions are necessary for the safety of all employees and to ensure institutional compliance with the state’s criteria for public safety. 

Phase 3 will start Aug. 3, when about 30 percent of staff will come back to the Victoria campus and UHV Katy. Both locations are expected to be in Phase 4 by Aug. 24, the start of the fall semester, when about 70 percent of faculty and staff will return.

Initial Return to Work as Part of Phased Reopening

Employees should not return to campus until:

  • Human Resources or their supervisor informs them that they are expected to return to campus for work as part of the university’s phased reopening.
  • They have completed the “Your Safe Return to Work in the Phased Reopening of Campus” online training.
  • They have reviewed and acknowledged the “Protocol and Certification for Employees Working on Campus.”

Even if the above have been met, employees may not return to campus if they:

  • Have a diagnosed or suspected case of COVID-19;
  • Are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 (with the exception of symptoms related to a pre-existing medical condition or a medical diagnosis unrelated to COVID-19); or
  • Have had close (less than 6 feet) contact with anyone with a confirmed case of coronavirus in the past 14 days.

Working on Campus

Upon returning to work, it is expected that all employees follow the general prevention guidelines and the workplace prevention guidelines. Before coming to campus each day, employees should:  

  • Take their temperature
  • Conduct a self-assessment of their health/infection exposure
  • Assess whether they are exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms

Employees’ presence on campus each day means that they have completed a daily assessment of their health/exposure and:

  • Are NOT exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms (with the exception of symptoms related to a pre-existing medical condition or a medical diagnosis unrelated to COVID-19)
  • Have NOT tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have NOT knowingly been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or suspected/presumed COVID-19

Employees who exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus.  They should contact their supervisor and follow the Protocols for an Employee with COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms and the guidance in What to Do If I’m Sick. They also should complete the Diagnosis or Symptoms Reporting form. They will be required to self-quarantine/isolate and may not return to campus until they meet the requirements set out in Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation. This does not apply to the presence of symptoms from a pre-existing medical condition or a medical diagnosis unrelated to COVID-19.

Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected/presumed to have COVID-19 should not come to campus. They should contact their supervisor and follow the Protocols for an Employee with COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms and the guidance in What to Do If I’m Sick. They also should complete the Diagnosis or Symptoms Reporting form. They will be required to self-quarantine/isolate and may not return to campus until they meet the requirements set out in Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation.

Employees who have knowingly been exposed to someone who has or is suspected/presumed to have COVID-19 should not come to campus. They should notify their supervisor about the potential exposure and complete the Potential Exposure Reporting form. They may be advised to self-quarantine, and they may not return to campus until they meet the requirements set out in Completion of Self-Quarantine/Isolation.