Latest COVID-19 Updates and Statements
January 14 Update
Expanded COVID-19 Testing Sites for Faculty, Staff and Students
The Round Rock Campus has a “Walk Up Registration” COVID-19 test site located between the Avery and St. David’s School of Nursing buildings that is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-6pm through the month of January. Texas State is working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to extend the testing through the spring semester.
The San Marcos Campus now has Curative COVID-19 testing sites at the Student Health Center Parking Lot and Flowers Hall. Both testing sites are available Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm. The Student Health Center Parking Lot testing site is also available on Saturdays from 8am-5pm. Read the full message from VPSA.
January 6 Update
Vaccine Update and Additional Safety Precautions Sent to Faculty and Staff
Texas State has been approved to be a vaccine provider. It’s possible TXST may receive some vaccine allocations later in January. TXST will vaccinate based on priority groups established by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Planning Work Group has been developing plans for vaccination distribution, and will launch a vaccination webpage to share updates.
TXST has implemented additional safety measures during the first two weeks of the spring semester: Many courses have been moved to larger spaces to reduce classroom density to less than 50 percent. Supervisors continue to be encouraged to reduce workplace density. Most large social gatherings or events will not be permitted. Read the full message from Chief Medical Officer to faculty and staff
Faculty encouraged to move classes to remote delivery for the first two weeks of the semester
Faculty teaching face-to-face classes have been encouraged by the Provost to use remote teaching, as appropriate, as much as possible during the first two weeks of the spring semester. Faculty are communicating any updates to class modalities to students as soon as possible. The Provost shared additional reminders to faculty and staff about testing expectations and the importance of reporting to Bobcat Trace for contact tracing. A spring 2021 Faculty Guide (including pandemic work group updates, health and safety measures, and strategies for instructional activities) may be downloaded from the Faculty Guide webpage. Read the message to faculty and staff from the Provost
January 4 Update
COVID-19 Testing is Required for Students who live On-Campus in Residence Halls
To keep our residence halls safe, students and staff residing on campus are required to get a COVID-19 test. Additional information will be sent later this week from the Department of Housing and Residential Life to all students living on campus. Testing is strongly encouraged for all other students, including those who live off-campus. Review the COVID-19 updates sent to students from VPSA.
December 7 Update
Precautions to safely return to campuses for spring semester
In a series of emails, Texas State University administration outlined critical steps students, faculty, and staff are expected to take prior to returning to campuses for the spring semester. The actions are based on recommendations from the university’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Emilio Carranco, and state and federal health guidelines.