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Health, Wellness and Safety for Employees

As our valued employees continue their important work in support of both remote and face-to-face instruction at TXST, these safety measures offer guidance for the workplace. The Roadmap also provides valuable resources for employees. 

Visit New Virus, New Habits: Bobcat Employee Training Guide for information on health and safety measures and resources. A guide to providing faculty and instructors with information on the operational status of the university, ensure training on health and safety measures, and facilitate planning for and implementing instructional activities in fall 2020 may be downloaded from the Faculty Guide webpage on the Office of the Provost’s website. 

Fall 2020

We will have face-to-face instruction and services in fall 2020.

  • Offices that have been able to operate with minimal staff physically present on our campuses since the beginning of summer should continue to do so until we begin to ramp up for the fall semester in early August.
  • All units that normally provide face-to-face student services in the summer must continue to do so with appropriate modifications to enhance public health.
  • To limit the number of people in an area at a given time, supervisors are developing plans for alternating schedules including remote work opportunities, and/or work on weekends, early morning hours, late evening hours, or combination of these.

Guiding Principles for Employees

Face Coverings Are Required

The prioritization of health and safety will require creativity in the workplace. Some services may have to be delivered remotely, some employees may have to work in the early morning hours while others work in the evenings, and some departments will need all employees present in order to fulfill their mission. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution – we must emphasize the need to be flexible.

  • Most of these adaptations will not be permanent, but we must adapt and be flexible in the short-term. When the pandemic passes, we will return to many of our traditional ways of doing things, having learned some new things and we will be stronger than ever.
  • To limit the number of people in an area at a given time, consider plans for staggered schedules where employees work remotely on some days, or portions of days, and/or on weekends, early morning hours, late evening hours, or a combination of these. 
  • Adapt with your employees’ physical and mental wellbeing in mind, communicating changes quickly to everyone involved.
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*Information provided in the Roadmap may change or be updated as needed to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.


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