Before visiting any campus/off-campus facility:

Each time you plan to visit any UTRGV campus or facility, make sure to first ask yourself these questions:

  • Have you been in close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period)?
  • Do you have a measured temperature greater than 100.0°F, or feelings of fever or chills?
  • Do you have a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle pain or body aches, nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea?

If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions, please DO NOT proceed with your planned visit.
If you’d like to request a free phone screening for a COVID-19 test, please fill out this form.

More information on UTHealth RGV’s COVID-19 testing services.

Wear A Face Covering

If you are healthy enough to physically visit a UTRGV campus or facility, you need to wear a face covering


Don’t Have a Face Covering? You may purchase a reusable/washable one at the nearest vending machine for a nominal cost.

Face coverings are required in all of the following areas:

  • hallways
  • public spaces
  • research labs
  • teaching/computer labs
  • libraries
  • classrooms
  • University automobiles with at least one passenger
  • stairwells
  • elevators
  • common areas
  • office spaces (when social distancing of 6 feet IS NOT possible)

All face coverings must cover both your mouth and nose and are also required in outdoor settings if safe social distancing is not possible.

Practice Social Distancing

Whether you’re walking across your department’s building or the parking lot, be sure to keep space between yourself and the people around you. Wearing a face covering while maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet will help keep you - and others - safe and healthy this fall and beyond.

Follow All Other Campus Protocols (as necessary)

Some of our university’s campus services have implemented additional health and safety protocols, besides those being practiced university-wide. These protocols only apply to you if you’re attempting to access these services in person, on campus.


  • In order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 on campus, specific policies must be followed in the scheduling of all campus events.
  • Indoor and Outdoor in-person events affiliated with UTRGV on and off campus continue to be cancelled through December 31st. The only exception is UTRGV Athletic Basketball games after the end of the semester, which have gone through extensive planning, been reviewed, and approved by administration.
  • The Event Task Force will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates when available.

Click here for Definitions of In-Person Meetings and In-person Events at UTRGV.
Click here for Decision-Making Tree for In-Person Events at UTRGV (Appendix A).

For more information, email

As a reminder, you can still access many UTRGV campus services remotely, online.

For the most current Updates on University Services, visit our Campus Services page.