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COVID-19 Campus Updates

Welcome to the A&M-Texarkana COVID-19 (coronavirus) resource page. In the wake of the continuing spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the health of the entire Texas A&M University- Texarkana community the university has announced that all classes will be delivered online beginning Monday, March 23rd. All athletic events have been suspended as have all university and non-university events on the TAMUT campus. The university’s spring break was already scheduled for the week of March 16-20.

Students and parents as well as faculty and staff were notified of the change Thursday afternoon via an email from university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This was not an easy decision to make, nor was it made lightly,” said Cutrer. “The health and safety of our students and our university family is always our primary concern. While we know this isn’t an easy thing to do, we believe it is the right thing to do at this time.”

The online class delivery will be evaluated on a weekly basis to determine its necessity. TAMUT’s Emergency Management Team will monitor the situation closely and will decide when the time is right to resume traditional instruction.

The TAMUT campus will be closed and most university employees will work remotely. The university police department will continue its normal operational schedule and a small staff of essential personnel will remain to look after facility maintenance as well as food service and student services for a few residence hall occupants who are unable to travel home.

We have created this page as a way to help you stay informed regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. On this page you will find updates from the Texas A&M University System, as well as information to help educate you about COVID-19 and how best to protect yourself from it and other viruses. You will find links to state and federal resources where you can get up to date information on the spread of the virus, and it will be a place where we can provide you with additional information as it becomes available. We want you to have as many resources as possible to address your concerns and questions, and hope that this web page will help you to stay informed, but at ease.

A&M-Texarkana already has a team of university employees who are constantly monitoring the situation and working with state and local officials to always have the most accurate information possible. In the unlikely event that TAMUT is directly impacted by COVID-19 we want to make sure we’re able to respond from a standpoint of preparedness, rather than panic.

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

The Texas A&M University System has issued guidance concerning travel which may be accessed at https://www.tamus.edu/texas-am-system-delivers-guidance-on-covid-19/. If you are a TAMUT faculty or staff member with concerns about current or future travel arrangements contact TAMUT Compliance Director Jill Whittington at jwhittington@tamut.edu or 903.334.6755. TAMUT students with travel questions should contact A&M-Texarkana Dean of Students Carl Greig at cgreig@tamut.edu or (903) 223-3062.

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