April 2, 5 p.m.
Are there any confirmed COVID-19 cases at UH-Clear Lake or UHCL Pearland?
There are no confirmed cases at any UHCL campus.
Is the university closed?
Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel through April 30. Stay home and stay safe, Hawks.
Are campus events canceled due to COVID-19?
Yes. All university sponsored events through May 31 are canceled.
Is the Recreation and Wellness Center open?
In order to do our part in the efforts to flatten the curve and impact of this virus, we have made the very difficult decision to close the operations of the UHCL Recreation and Wellness Center beginning Thursday, March 19, until further notice. The length of the closure will depend on the COVID-19 response plan of UHCL. For more information and updates, visit www.uhcl.edu/campusrecreation and follow @uhclcampusrec on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
What is the university doing in regard to bacterial and viral threats to student health?
University Facilities Services continues to monitor the CDC recommendations regarding daily routine cleaning and will continue to train personnel and make adjustments accordingly.
Custodial staff is required to wipe highly touched surfaces, including handrails, push/pull door handles, drinking fountains, tables and other furniture continually touched during the course of the day. The university has increased the frequency that restrooms and common areas are cleaned and disinfected, trash is emptied and carpets and hard surfaced floors are vacuumed.
Will the university share information about students, faculty or staff who have traveled?
In compliance with state and federal health privacy laws, the university will not release names or identifying information of any student or employee unless required to do so by law.
Do I need to report my plans for travel if I am a student, faculty member or staff member, even if it is for personal reasons?
What happens if I travel to a CDC Level 3 country?
Students, faculty and staff who traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran or any country under a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Warning, who do not present with symptoms on re-entry, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return home before being permitted to return to campus. Of course, travelers returning from international travel must comply with all CDC directions and guidance received from authorities at the point of reentry to the U.S.
What can I do if I am experiencing suspected bias or discrimination?
The University is committed to creating an inclusive climate for all of our community members. The CDC offers guidance on countering stigma related to this virus. If you believe that you are experiencing discrimination or bias related to your national origin, race, or other protected characteristic, you may contact the UHCL Title IX/Equity and Diversity Office at email@example.com or 281-283-2305.
I am a person impacted by the evolving, global situation surrounding COVID-19. It has left me feeling anxious and worried. Where can I turn for help?
The University of Houston-Clear Lake recognizes this is a stressful situation for many members of our community. For scholars and employees who are eligible for employee benefits, please contact the Employee Assistance Program. For students, please contact UHCL Counseling Services at 281-283-2580.