Campus Has Reopened

For the Fall, UST has reopened campus with an abundance of in-person, online and hyflex options available. Masks continue to be strongly encouraged, especially in indoor areas. Although responses to surveys at the start of the semester showed a 93% vaccination rate among faculty and staff and an 86% vaccination rate among students, those numbers are still too low. If you aren’t already vaccinated, take advantage of one of the many free vaccination clinics right here on our campus, and make sure to get tested if you are feeling sick. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, isolate and reach out to stayhealthy@stthom.edu. Our team of Healthy Celt Trackers will perform contact tracing to help stop the spread in our community. Thank you for all you are doing to help maintain a safe and healthy campus.

Healthy Celts LogoThe University of St. Thomas is monitoring and working on all aspects related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease locally, regionally and globally. Let’s help keep UST, all Celts and our family and friends healthy and calm during this season. Take a look at the following resources, and avoid reports that may not be accurate.

  • Not feeling well? Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. You may also contact the Nurse Health Line for assistance 24/7 at any time at 713-338-7979. See a list of local clinics.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns, and is available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 1-877-570-9779
     
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19)

Emotional Support 2-1-1 Info Spiritual Support


Visit the Health Promotion & Wellness page for more health resources and info.

Houston Health Department Harris County Public Health CDC Travel Notices

Healthy Habits
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away   
  • Eat healthy
  • Reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
  • Don’t share drinking glasses and bottles, eating utensils, toothbrushes, cosmetics or kisses, if you’re already sick