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Frequently Asked Questions Updated

University News Service | March 16, 2020

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COVID-19 FAQs Updated 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Texas State University strives to keep our university community informed about the latest information. Frequently asked questions on the COVID-19 webpage have been updated with information on student support services, events, remote teaching and learning, symptoms and self-monitoring, and other helpful topics.

Developments and Updates 

  • At this time, three cases of COVID-19 have been reported among residents of Hays County. The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of coronavirus and will update the number of cases in each county on this webpage each day by noon Central Time.  
  • All events hosted by the university, or in a university facility, are cancelled or postponed through May 1 regardless of expected attendance. 
  • All university-sponsored non-essential travel is prohibited unless approved at the Vice President / Cabinet level. 
  • Updated information has been provided to faculty and staff regarding leave, telecommuting, K-12 school and daycare closures, insurance, and resources for supervisors. 

Reminders 

  • Texas State has extended spring break for students for students through March 27.
  • Organized seminars, lectures and laboratory courses will move to remote delivery beginning March 30 and ending April 12. 
  • Persons returning from countries with a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Warning will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. 
  • Persons returning from all other travel destinations with possible community spread of COVID-19 should self-monitor by checking for fever, cough or shortness of breath for 14 days. 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been enhanced for “high-touch” surfaces of residence halls, busses, dining facilities and other high-traffic areas on campus. 

Protective Measures 

We strongly encourage all members of the Texas State community to take the precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to slow the spread of the virus: 

  • Wash your hands often 
  • Avoid close contact with others 
  • Stay home if you are sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes 
  • Wear a face mask if you're experiencing symptoms 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (social distancing)
  • Explore CDC tips on how to protect yourself