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Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at UHV

A member of the University of Houston-Victoria community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine.

“As the pandemic continues to affect our communities, UHV is taking precautions to monitor and protect the health of our students, faculty and staff,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are making every effort to ensure a safe learning and working environment to continue offering a quality higher education while also protecting our students and employees.”

The individual went into quarantine Thursday, the same day as the positive test result. The individual had been in the JP’s Market student food pantry on UHV’s campus, and those individuals who were in the pantry at the same time have been contacted by contact tracers, and none were directly exposed, according to CDC guidelines.

On June 15, about 15 percent of UHV staff came back to their offices on the Victoria campus and at the UHV Katy instructional site since the locations closed because of the pandemic. Both locations continue to be closed to the public, and classes are being offered online throughout the summer.

Classes will be taught both in-person and online this fall through hybrid, real-time online or traditional online formats with a limited number of students and employees on campus.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.