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UHCL coronavirus prevention statement

office of the president

March 5, 2020

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff:

Being a Hawk means helping those around you to be safe and healthy. As a community that cares, UHCL has been monitoring COVID-19 to ensure the safety of every student, faculty member and staff member with travel plans in the near future. 

If you have planned university-sponsored travel within the U.S. and are concerned about COVID-19, please feel empowered to voice your concern. Ask your supervisor or advisor to consider cancelling UHCL attendance to conferences, meetings and other group events, especially those that could involve international travel for other attendees.

The University of Houston System has issued a COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Statement. It requires any students, faculty or staff returning from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy or Japan to self-quarantine for 14 days away from campus to prevent the virus from spreading. This is especially important to keep in mind if you'll be traveling internationally during Spring Break.

It has been determined necessary for anyone who has traveled to the aforementioned countries within the last 60 days, or who plans future travel anywhere internationally, to self-report their travel to the Travel Office by phone at 281-283-2270.

Remember, your health and well-being should always be your No. 1 priority. For more information about COVID-19 and its impact on the UHCL community, visit the Health Alert page.


Ira K. Blake, Ph.D.
UHCL President