latest covid-19 updates and statements
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.
november 23 update
President Updates Faculty & Staff in Virtual Town Hall
president trauth and other university leaders shared updates with faculty and staff in a virtual town hall including: a promising outlook for the distribution of a covid-19 vaccine; the fall semester schedule remains unchanged following thanksgiving although some faculty may move classes online after the holiday at their discretion; course delivery for the spring semester will largely mirror fall; in-person fall commencement ceremonies and spring break 2021 will proceed as planned; and txst’s six legislative priorities and budget outlook for the upcoming year. view the president’s full message. view the recap of highlights of the virtual town hall.
updates for students – finish fall strong and prepare for spring 2021
the safest way to celebrate thanksgiving is at home with the people who live with you. if you do attend a social gathering, commit to the three w’s – wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. to prepare for spring 2021 semester, avoid social gatherings with people outside your household for 14 days and take a covid-19 test prior to returning to campus or as soon as you arrive. for these and other updates shared with students, view the message from vice president of student affairs
november 20 update
additional free testing options
in addition to free covid-19 tests on the san marcos and round rock campuses, there are options available in other free testing locations in hays and williamson counties. in san marcos, a mobile testing site is available daily at the outlet mall between pottery barn and lululemon. for those in round rock, a mobile testing site is located nearby in the parking lot of the georgetown public library and available monday-friday. for more information or to schedule a test, explore resources from hays county, williamson county and other free testing locations operated by curative.
november 19 update
increase in covid-19 cases. plan for a safe thanksgiving holiday
covid-19 is increasing across the nation, and we are seeing more positive cases in the txst university community. the university’s positivity rate has increased to 4.1% with the current surge, but is still lower than the positivity rates for the state and for hays and williamson counties (where txst campuses are located). it’s important to review your thanksgiving plans and consider whether changes should be made to protect your safety and the well-being of your family and friends. read full update from chief medical officer
november 6 update
free covid-19 testing at round rock campus
the texas state round rock campus is offering free covid-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. the free covid-19 testing will be available at the student health center in suite 116 of the st. david’s school of nursing building. testing will be offered on tuesday and thursday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. read full message from chief medical officer
november 5 update
cases continue to decline. spring semester preparation. challenges ahead.
as we approach the holidays, there are signs that covid-19 is increasing across texas and the united states. while our health and safety measures have been effective in preventing the spread of covid-19 within our campus communities, we must increase our efforts in the months ahead. vpsa provided an update on decreasing covid cases, the importance of covid testing, preparing for the spring semester, and challenges ahead. read full update from vpsa