Message from the President regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 6, 2020 :: Office of the President

Dear Campus Community,

As part of our ongoing commitment to our UTRGV community’s health and safety, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak, both foreign and domestic.

Given the recent levels of COVID–19, UTRGV has decided to suspend all UTRGV Faculty/Staff/Student related travel to the following states:

New York

These restrictions are effective on issuance of this memo and until further notice.

We will continue to evaluate all restrictions on a daily basis and will send notification of any adjustments as they arise.

Questions should be forwarded to Pablo Mendez, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, at or (956) 665-2658.

Our main concern is the health, safety, and security of our UTRGV community.


Guy Bailey