COVID-19 Update

May 11, 2020

Have you been wearing a cloth face cover? According to the CDC, those who lack symptoms of COVID-19 can still transmit the virus. To help protect those around you, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth face covering in public settings when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

If you do wear a cover, make sure you clean it frequently. Per the CDC, face covers may be washed in a washing machine and tumble dry low. Covers made out of delicate materials may be hand washed instead: to do this, knead the fabric with warm, soapy water and then rinse. Allow the cover to dry on a sanitized surface.


Diversity and Inclusion in the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity has partnered with the UNT System to provide all UNT World employees multiple online opportunities to explore diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Employees can engage with selected webinars from LinkedIn Learning, UNT Bridge, and Diversity and Inclusion’s new “Tele Talks” offerings and receive credit for participation upon completion of reflection questions. In addition to employee professional development, these resources serve as curricular enhancements for class discussions, syllabi, or other instructional tools.

The virtual resources serve as primers for Diversity and Inclusion’s in-person, interactive learning and development sessions, which will resume as soon as possible. To request services from UNT’s diversity and inclusion staff to facilitate classroom or other unit discussions using these resources, or an in-person training from their training inventory, visit https://edo.unt.edu/list-available-trainings or email diversity.inclusion@unt.edu.

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

From Stephanie Reinke, Ed.D., director of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement:

Jordan Williams, senior communications specialist in Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement, has gone above and beyond to help keep members for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the UNT Retiree Association both intellectually and socially engaged during the trying times of COVID-19.

Seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to our current health crisis. Because of this, OLLI at UNT and UNTRA members are sheltering in place and not venturing out much at all. Jordan is keeping them intellectually stimulated by providing them with educational content that can be viewed from the safety of their own homes. He also is providing meaningful content through social media for them as well. He also has helped facilitate a Phone Pal program where OLLI at UNT Ambassadors call other members for friendly conversation. This program was created to help seniors who are feeling socially isolated.

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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