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Texas State University

Planning and Decision Making

Current university operations and COVID-19 mitigation protocols are established by the President and President's Cabinet, in consultation with the Texas State University Chief Medical Officer and public health officials. The university’s pandemic mitigation protocols are based on guidance from state and local government officials and a holistic analysis of a broad range of factors. Those factors include but are not limited to: vaccination rates, tests administered, percent of positive tests, active cases, hospitalizations, recovered cases, fatalities, geographic concentration of cases, prevention methods, testing capacity, contact tracing capacity, treatments and treatment capacity, comparators, and the availability of isolation spaces.

The Texas State Chief Medical Officer meets with the President’s Cabinet every week to present the latest data on vaccination rates and COVID-19 case counts and to assess the effectiveness of current protocols. The weekly assessment will continue through fall 2021, and the Cabinet will make any adjustments as needed to the university’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols.


The work groups, comprised of more than 150 students, faculty, and staff, were established in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic, to create a university plan to protect the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff. 

Select work groups reconvened in summer 2021 to share guidance and feedback with the President’s Cabinet and update the Roadmap for fall.

  1. Health, Wellness, and Safety Work Group
  2. Continuity of Education Work Group
  3. Continuity of Student Life Work Group
  4. Continuity of Housing Work Group
  5. Continuity of Research Work Group
  6. Faculty and Staff Morale Work Group
  7. Continuity of Intercollegiate Athletics Work Group
  8. Commencement Planning Work Group
  9. Mass Vaccination Planning Work Group
  10. COVID-19 Communications Response Work Group

*Information provided in the Roadmap may change or be updated as needed to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.