COVID-19 Update

April 24, 2020

For those departments sending representatives to the University Services Building (USB) to pick up mail, please do not enter Central Receiving and the Mail Room upon arrival. Call 940-565-2286 and a Mail Services staff member will bring the mail to your vehicle. Thank you for helping with the flow of personnel during this time.


Among many of the diversity, equity, and inclusion milestones highlighted in the recent North Texan article “A Growing Dedication to Campus Inclusivity” is the 25th Anniversary of UNT’s Multicultural Center. The center is rescheduling its official celebration event for a date (to be announced) early in the fall semester. Until then, you can learn about the Multicultural Center’s creation story by watching their commemorative video produced by UNT Media Arts alumnus Micah Autry. Want to stay in the know about the Multicultural Center’s online programs and other upcoming events? Follow @UNT_MC on Twitter and subscribe to the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity’s Culture Connection newsletter here!


As areas across the country begin to see a decline, or flattening of the curve, in COVID-19 cases, it’s important to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. These reminders include updated information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Washing your hands and practicing social distance of 6 feet or more from others remain the most effective ways to prevent the spread. Masks and gloves are recommended by the CDC in specific situations. On campus, Facilities continues to clean common rooms and general building areas. It is recommended that you sanitize your own desk or work station, as needed.


Going above and beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response

Diana Farris commends Dr. Chris Lam in the Technical Communications department, who has been amazing throughout this entire process. From the very beginning, he has shown sincere compassion and understanding towards his students. Early on, when housing plans were uncertain for some students, he reached out offering to help them find a place to stay. “He has also done an excellent job of transferring our course from in-person to online,” says assistant to the dean Diana Farris. “I don’t feel as though course quality has diminished at all. He has been present, available and proactive, which has made the transition seamless. His kindness and leadership have been comforting during these uncertain times.”

If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with untpresident@unt.edu so we can give them a shoutout.


Don’t forget that healthalerts.unt.edu is updated frequently with new information about how we are working together through this global health crisis.


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