UPDATE: Campus Operations

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 :: University Marketing and Communication

Dear UTRGV Family:

Hidalgo County issued Monday evening a shelter-at-home order for all individuals living within county limits to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

The order also sets a curfew of 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. for residents older than 18. Both orders go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 22. 

UTRGV will continue to operate during this time and its campus/off-campus facilities will remain open.

Protecting Yourself and Others

To ensure the safety and well-being of our campus community and the communities we serve, please remember that anyone accessing our campus/off-campus facilities is required to wear a facial covering, follow all social-distancing signage and review the current version of the UTRGV screening questions regarding COVID-19-related symptoms.

If you answer yes to any of the screening questions, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have been tested for COVID-19, do not access any UTRGV campus/off campus facilities. Instead, please communicate with your supervisor and fill out the following Preliminary COVID-19 Screening Form. Your information will be reviewed, and a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will reach out to you. The COVID-19 Response Team is responsible for identifying and contacting others who may have been at risk.

How Does This Affect Me?


  • Should continue staying home and continue taking Summer Session II classes remotely.
  • May continue accessing our campuses/facilities for student services (health clinics, library, computer labs, etc.), as needed.
  • May also access student services by phone or online communications.
  • Should continue reporting to work at our campuses/facilities, if deemed essential by their supervisor.
  • Should continue working from home, if previously authorized to do so.
  • Should carry a UTRGV ID at all times as evidence of your essential status with the university.

Employees (Staff, Faculty, and Student Employees)

  • Should continue working from home or campus, if previously authorized to do so.
  • May continue accessing our campus/off-campus facilities for essential services.
  • May continue traveling between campus/off-campus facilities as needed for essential services.
  • Should carry a UTRGV ID at all times as evidence of your essential status with the university.
  • Should carry Essential Employee Letter (obtain from your supervisor)

Thank you for your patience during this extremely fluid situation. Our main concern continues to be the health, safety, and security of our UTRGV community.

Please regularly check your email for the latest updates or visit our resource webpage.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please ask your supervisor or email coronavirus@utrgv.edu.

Source: Message was sent via email from University Marketing and Communication on July 21, 2020.