Environmental Health and Safety

Public Health Information Center


Been exposed to COVID?
If you, or someone you know, has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 and had recent contact with the campus community, please make a report via the COVID-19 hotline, 903.565.5999. This will allow campus officials to act quickly to prevent a possible spread on campus.

If there has been no recent contact with the campus community, please report using the COVID-19 reporting form.

Protecting Yourself and Others from Respiratory Illness 

EH&S encourages general good health and hygiene practices, not only to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), but all infectious diseases including influenza and the common cold. Below are recommended steps to take to protect yourself and others: 

  • Wash hands frequently 
  • Cough into the bend of your elbow 
  • Physical distancing (staying at least 6ft away from others)
  • Staying home, especially if you are sick 

EH&S recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of respiratory illnesses. Visit the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Prevention and Treatment page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

Proper hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease. Review the following resources for additional information on proper hand hygiene: 

To further aid in preventing the spread of respiratory illness, the University is providing non-medical cloth face coverings to all current Faculty, Staff, and Students as well as encouraging all visitors to campus to bring a cloth face covering to wear. The links below provide important information on the proper use of cloth face coverings:   


UT Tyler Branded Face Coverings can be obtained at the following locations: 

Location  Days  Times 
University Police Station Parking Services Desk     Monday - Friday  8am to 5pm 
Robert R. Muntz Library Help Desk  Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Herrington Patriot Center  Monday and Wednesday     1pm to 4pm

If you need special assistance for the procurement of a mask please contact Brandi Ballard brandiballard@uttyler.edu and Tyler Schmidt gschmidt@uttyler.edu