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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 since 1973, 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, 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.