Protecting Yourself and Others

We are continuing to put the health and safety of our campus community front and center. Below are some critical guidelines that — when practiced — will not only protect you but will also ensure our campuses and facilities are habitable for everyone going forward:

Self-Screening: Each day, prior to visiting any UTRGV campus/off-campus facilities, university students and employees must review and answer the current version of the UT Health RGV screening questions regarding COVID-19-related symptoms. Do not access the campus/off-campus facilities if:

  • You answered yes to any of the screening questions
  • You have been exposed (within 6 ft. for more than 15 minutes) to someone who tested positive or who is currently being tested for COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been officially released by a member of the COVID-19 Response Team.

General Best Practices:

  • Review the Preliminary COVID-19 Screening Form and instructions on how to complete it.
  • Maintain a six feet distance from others
  • Frequently wash your hands and stay home, especially if you are sick or having respiratory symptoms
  • Clean and disinfect your personal space and belongings

Face Coverings: The use of cloth face coverings is not required on campus but is strongly encouraged.

View UTRGV's Face Covering Guidance

Face covering
Wear a Face Cover (strongly encouraged.)

Heart beat
Monitor Your Health.

Water bottle and apple.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.

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Clean & Disinfect.

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Cover Your Cough & Sneezes.

Crowd keeping distance.
Avoid Large Crowds.

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Maintain a Six Feet Distance from Others.

Washing hands.
Wash Your Hands.

Get Vaccinated.
Get Vaccinated. 

Stay Safe: Get Vaccinated

The best way to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.