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Cover Your Face, Not Your Grit!

Wearing a face covering means a lot!

Covering your face shows that you are committed to staying safe and that you also care about your fellow members of the UHD Community.

That's the message of the University's new public awareness campaign reminding the UHD Community to wear face coverings while on campus.

“In the time of COVID-19, students, staff and faculty are operating under new circumstances. We're trying to normalize wearing a mask, while still keeping our identity,” says Toye Simmons, UHD Director of Marketing in the Office of University Relations. “The primary goal of this campaign is to emphasize that you can still have the grit, resiliency, independence or anything you choose, while continuing to remain safe.”

Face coverings are required on public areas on campus, which include lobbies, elevators, restrooms, cafeterias, classrooms, hallways, stairwells, common spaces, conference rooms, the library and break rooms. Face masks should be worn in indoor public areas, even if you are by yourself, or any outdoor space where six feet of physical distancing is difficult to be reliably maintained. 

To learn more about face coverings on campus, visit our Frequently Asked Questions website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.