BY THE NUMBERS UH's COVID-19 Response
days into March, during spring break, UH announced remote operations of its campus to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The new normal began.
in CARES Act funding was distributed to eligible UH students. The federal aid helped cover expenses related to disruptions in campus operations such as technology, housing and food.
of coronavirus particles can be killed with an air filter designed by UH researchers.
disinfectant wipes have been distributed across campus to help sanitize hard surfaces.
boxes of fresh produce and toiletries were distributed to Third Ward residents impacted by the pandemic by UH College of Medicine and the American Heart Association.
pieces of personal protective equipment – face masks, face shields, gloves or coveralls – were donated to frontline workers by UH employees, students and volunteers.
essential workers remained on campus to keep critical services functioning. Thank you, essential workers.
courses were reinvented for remote delivery in the spring.
students shifted to online learning on March 23.
in internal grant funding was allocated for COVID-19 research by UH.
self-guided or live virtual tours have been given, since UH’s shift to remote operations.
occupancy is the max limit for campus spaces to ensure social distancing.
plexiglass barriers have been placed in key areas to safeguard students and employees.
flexible course delivery options were launched for the fall— HyFlex, synchronous and asynchronous. The options prioritize student choice and safety and allow the University to make rapid adjustments should a COVID-19 resurgence occur.
was raised for the Cougar Emergency Fund, to date. Surpassing its initial $1 million goal, the fund helped students facing financial hardships due to the pandemic.
additional staff members were hired to do enhanced daily cleaning.
touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers were installed across the campus.
instructional spaces were reconfigured for social distancing.
touchless water faucets were installed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
people completed UH College of Medicine’s contact tracer training program, to date. The program aims to ramp up the contact tracer workforce to help fight the pandemic in Houston and Texas.