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Latest COVID-19 Updates and Statements

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September 9 Update


TXST provided an update of COVID cases and patterns in transmission discovered via contact tracing, and announced that students who live in on-campus residence halls can longer have visitors in their rooms. TXST is providing accommodations on empty floors in designated residence halls for students who need to quarantine, and in university-owned apartments for those who test positive and are required to isolate. In response to new recommendations from the CDC, TXST is also identifying more space for isolation and quarantine to prevent sending residence hall students who test positive home into other communities. Read the full message

August 19 Update


Students, faculty and staff received a video message from Provost Gene Bourgeois that outlines steps TXST taken to improve health and safety on-campus. We all must follow the health precautions put in place on campus and adhere to CDC recommendations off-campus in order for TXST to stay the course on the fall plan and offer a combination of face-to-face and online courses and experiences. Read the full message. Watch the video.

August 14 Update


This update from Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) announced all TXST students are required to view a mandatory health and safety video before they arrive at a TXST campus, no later than August 20, 2020. This 10-minute video features student leaders and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Emilio Carranco. The video may be accessed here. VPSA’s update also shared Compliance and Enforcement measures related to following health and safety measures.

 August 12 Update

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

TXST’s Chief Medical Officer sent updates to students, faculty and staff about the launch of Bobcat Trace Reporting and Contact Tracing, and reminders of health and safety precautions.  Read the message sent to students. The message sent to faculty and staff included a new webform for supervisors and faculty to submit COVID-19 related questions.

July 31 Update

Fee Structure Updated for Fall

Recognizing the financial difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has created for many of our students, Texas State revised the fee structure for online and hybrid classes to more closely mirror fees the student would have incurred had some face-to-face classes not moved to online or hybrid delivery for the fall 2020 semester. Read full message from VPFSS Eric Algoe

July 29 Update

Quarantine 14 Days Before Arrival

The Dean of Students asked students to quarantine for 14 days before their arrival on Texas State campuses. Read the full message sent to studentsFrequently asked questions about the quarantine request were published to provide additional information on July 31.

July 24 Update

Choice & Flexibility for Fall

TXST has introduced "flexible" face-to-face courses that use both in-person and online instruction to reduce classroom density; significantly increased the number of online classes; and will provide face-to-face course instruction for those students who choose it or need it for degree completion. Read President Trauth's July 24 message.