• 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 for a total of 15 minutes or more) of anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
      • 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.
    • Events:
      • 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 on all UTRGV campuses continue to be canceled through the month of September. The Event Task Force will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and provide updates when available.

      For the Full Executive Summary. 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 Operations page.