March 31, 2020
Here are reminders regarding student, faculty and staff health from UNT’s Student Health and Wellness Center:
- Students who are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 or have other health-related questions should contact the Health and Wellness Center at 940-565-2333 during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours can use our virtual resources. Please remember it is best to call ahead for instructions rather than show up at a crowded waiting room while exhibiting symptoms.
- Faculty and staff who are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 or have other health-related questions, please contact your primary care physician for further instructions. Please follow all instructions you are given and notify UNT’s Emergency Management and Safety Services staff if you are directed to self-isolate or self-quarantine by your healthcare provider.
- Anyone experiencing any type of respiratory symptoms should stay home, self-isolate from other individuals, and avoid the UNT campus for 14 days or until evaluated by a healthcare provider.
Our University Day event, which is geared for our students, has been canceled, but you can join virtual activities on April 3! Faculty and staff are more than welcome to participate but will not be eligible to win prizes.
The activities are not necessarily time sensitive, so you can participate anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Many of our students are facing great hardships due to how COVID-19 is impacting them, especially as their families also face uncertain times. Please consider a gift of any amount to help support our UNT students.
Going above and beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response:
Graduate student Lisa Schellenberg thanks Dr. Karen Anderson-Lain, course director for Basic Communication (COMM 1010) and a principal lecturer in several communication courses.
In the aftermath of COVID-19, Dr. Anderson-Lain converted the Basic Communication course quickly and with the highest-quality standards – a massive undertaking that included 19 sections, 570 students, and 18 TAs and adjuncts. She created new instructional lectures and creative assignments in order to provide the best learning environment possible for students. Her Canvas is very user friendly as well, since many of her students are freshmen or sophomores. Schellenberg says, “I want Karen to feel appreciated not just for the long hours she continues to spend on this transition, but also for her willingness to place herself in our shoes and acknowledge the inevitable changes we will experience in our everyday lives. She empowers the UNT community to succeed by exhibiting empathy and kindness, and by caring about each one of us individually.”
If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with firstname.lastname@example.org 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.