April 1, 2020

In an effort to keep everyone healthy, UNT Facilities has a small crew of custodial staff cleaning the buildings that are in use. To help ensure all campus facilities are thoroughly maintained, we are asking those who are still working on campus to set your trash cans outside your office or cubicle door each night. This signal will ensure all trash is removed from the buildings. It also lets custodians know where people are working so that they can wipe down and disinfect door handles leading to areas where faculty and staff are working.

Registration is open. Please remind your students to stay on track for graduation by registering for the classes they need this summer and fall.

In addition, UNT is serving students virtually in every way we can. If you are interacting with students who need help, please remind them to stay connected through our online services. Details for each office's services are posted on their websites.

Key services include:

Student Financial Services is available to accept departmental deposits. Department representatives should schedule a time in advance by contacting SFS by email at keenan.ivy@unt.edu and saxon@unt.edu. Contact Joey Saxon at 940-565-3797 if you have questions or need assistance.

Going above and beyond: Stories from UNT's COVID-19 response: Student Health and Wellness Center

Stephanie Fields-Hawkins wants to shine a light on the team at the Student Health and Wellness Center. They've been on the front line of this situation since the beginning, and their staff is committed to remaining on campus to continue to serve our students. They're seeing patients every single day from check-in to check-out, caring for students, calming fears and anxieties, treating illnesses and injuries — all while trying to keep themselves safe.

Other new duties include calling the long list of students, staff and faculty who have traveled or reported showing symptoms to make sure our UNT community stays as safe and healthy as possible, as well as developing telemedicine procedures (including telepsychiatry) to serve students who can't or shouldn't physically come into the clinic. Fields-Hawkins is fortunate enough to be able to do much of her job from home, but many of her coworkers are in the clinic right now making sure our students get the care they need. SHWC staff risk putting their health and the health of their families on the line because of their dedication to our students - their patients.

“We wouldn't exist without our patients, so we're not going to let them down when they need us,” Fields-Hawkins says. “The UNT community is home, and we will always stand with our family.”

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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