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Hays County Stay-at-Home Order & What it Means to Us

Eric Algoe, Vice President, Finance and Support Services | March 26, 2020

Email sent to faculty and staff


Last night,  Hays County joined Williamson, Travis, and Bexar counties in issuing a Stay-at-Home order for residents.

Public universities such as Texas State are considered an essential function of state government and must remain open with essential staffing while stay-at-home orders are in place. We will continue to provide services to the more than 38,000 students enrolled in courses and to our students who continue to live on the San Marcos campus.

Texas State has been preparing for this possibility by adjusting our remote work and telecommuting policies, encouraging flexible work schedules, revising our list of essential university offices, and working to support our employees who will be working on-site and remotely during this time.

I encourage you to read the shelter-in-place information posted on the Faculty and Staff COVID-19 FAQ page which is being continuously updated as new information is available.  Employees may simply show their university-issued photo identification if asked why they are not sheltering in place. An essential employee card that you can print yourself is also available on the FAQ website.

Thank you for all you do for Texas State.