UHV staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A third staff member in University of Houston-Victoria Facilities has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine.

“We are taking these cases very seriously because our faculty, staff and students are our greatest assets,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “Contact tracing on campus is being conducted by the UHV COVID-19 Operations Center so that we can help prevent further transmission and make sure everyone stays as safe as possible.”

The employee went into quarantine Tuesday and got a positive test result Wednesday. Early this month, two other staff members in Facilities tested positive for COVID-19 and went into quarantine.

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 since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler