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Bobcat Pledge

Being part of our Bobcat community means we respect each other and commit to helping create a healthy and safe learning and working campus environment. Every student, faculty and staff member must take responsibility for practicing healthy behaviors and following the health and safety guidelines established by Texas State to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the surrounding community.

As a member of the Bobcat community, I PLEDGE TO:


  • Wear a face mask both indoors and outdoors on campus unless you are alone
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet where possible
  • Stay home if sick, or if I have symptoms of COVID-19, or if I have had prolonged direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19


  • Wash my hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • Seek medical evaluation if I experience fever greater than 100 F, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, vomiting/diarrhea, congestion/runny nose, or fatigue - Complete a daily self-assessment to check for symptoms
  • Avoid crowded activities or social gatherings where social distancing is not possible and there is a risk for exposure to COVID-19


  • If I test positive for COVID-19, or have had prolonged direct contact with someone who has tested positive, I will notify the Student Health Center
  • Follow CDC and university guidance on testing, contact-tracing, self-isolation and quarantine when appropriate
  • Follow all university health and safety guidelines

Roadmap to Return for Summer II/Fall

Roadmap Home

        Purpose and Background


        Teaching and Research


Health & Safety Guidelines

        Daily Self-Assessment

        Face Coverings & Masks

        Cleaning & Disinfection

        Social Distancing Measures

        Bobcat Pledge

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