Stay Healthy for Spring 2021
The health and safety of our UNT community is our top priority. Please keep in mind the CDC-recommended public health strategies, including wearing your face mask, staying socially distanced, and avoiding nonessential indoor spaces and crowded outdoor venues, among others. Our guidelines are not changing at this time, and UNT does expect students, faculty and staff to continue to comply with our safety measures, so that we can hold our face-to-face classes and other events safely.
UNT began vaccine clinics for those in our UNT community who registered through the COVID-19 vaccine registration site. Registrants will be contacted directly when their appointment is scheduled. The portal has been updated to reflect the new criteria announced by the State of Texas March 23, allowing all adults to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29. The UNT portal will remain open indefinitely with no limits on registrants, and additional vaccination clinics will be scheduled as we continue to receive allocations from the state.
All faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test and to self-monitor for 14 days before coming to campus. Use the self-monitoring form as a guide. COVID-19 testing is provided to UNT community members by:
- Curative, Inc. – Faculty, staff and students can get a free COVID-19 test through Curative, Inc. The testing in the University Union, Room 381, is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, except holidays. To sign up for the free testing, visit cur.tv/UNTunion.
- WellHealth – Register at gogettested.com, search for Denton or Frisco on the map and follow the “Book Now" link on the "Denton – UNT Union Circle Garage – Texas Emergency Management” or "Frisco - WellHealth" location and include the group code "UNT." Including the “UNT” code allows positive test results to be sent directly to UNT's COVID response team. The free testing is offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, except for holidays.
- Student Health and Wellness Center – Students can learn the latest availability at the center’s website.
The CDC requires all air travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 before boarding flights to the U.S. from any international location. In addition, all faculty, staff or students will be asked to quarantine off campus for 10 days. International students who will be living on campus will be provided with an on-campus quarantine room.
- To report your international travel to the COVID hotline, call 844-366-5892 or email at COVID@unt.edu for instructions on their quarantine period or on-campus quarantine housing.
Please understand that UNT’s response to the COVID-19 global health crisis continues to evolve, so our policies and plans are subject to change when necessary as more information becomes available. As a result, please plan to check this site frequently for updates.
We know you want to do all you can to support your child and the pursuit of their degree at UNT and we welcome your partnership. To help you stay informed, we will be providing ongoing updates to the campus community as key decisions impacting operations are made.
UNT established a COVID Hotline to help community members report and understand COVID-19 symptoms, testing information and/or results, as well as receive guidance on actions they may need to take following potential exposure. Individuals also can get help with questions related to COVID-19’s impact on our university operations.
The COVID Hotline is:
- The hotline is not intended to be used for a medical emergency. In case of emergency, please dial 911.
Family email list
We are sharing periodic updates to each family email we currently have. If you would like to be added to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UNT begins COVID-19 vaccine clinics, expands registration – Administrative Announcement — Wednesday, March 24, 2021
- UNT reopens COVID-19 vaccine registration, plans to schedule clinics for next week - Administrative Announcement — Friday, March 19, 2021
- UNT moves toward full in-person experiences for Fall 2021 - An Official Notice from the President to students — Thursday, March 4, 2021
- New COVID-19 testing sites at UNT – An Official Notice from UNT — Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
- Preparing for a safe return for Spring 2021 - A Message from the President (to students) — Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
- Stay safe, keep persevering toward your goals - A Message from the President — Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
- Staying healthy and safe as COVID cases rise – An Official Notice from UNT — Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
- A chance to win big prizes for getting tested for COVID-19 – A Message from the President — Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
- Please stay safe this Halloween – A Message from the President — Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
- Remain vigilant in following COVID-19 safety procedures – An Official Notice from the President — Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
- President Smatresk’s Reopening Update Town Hall for Students and Parents – Video and Transcript Posted — Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
- Fall class options to support your academic needs — An Official Notice from the President — Friday, July 10, 2020
- Reopening campus with safety guidelines in place – An Official Notice from the President — Wednesday, July 1, 2020
- Requiring masks to help keep our community safe – An Official Notice from the President — Thursday, June 25, 2020
- Changes to Fall 2020 course schedules — An Official Notice from the President — Thursday, June 4, 2020