Hays County “Stay At Home” Order
Dr. Joanne H. Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs | March 26, 2020
Email sent to students
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra has issued a “Stay at Home” Order for Hays County, including San Marcos, that goes into effect at 11 p.m. tonight, March 26. The order includes a curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., except for essential workers whose employment requires it. Exceptions are made for essential services and businesses. We encourage you to read the statement from Hays County. The full order is available here. Williamson County, which includes our Round Rock Campus, is also under a similar Stay At Home order.
Texas State University supports these orders for protecting the health and wellness of our university community and the larger communities we call home. It’s imperative that everyone in the Bobcat family comply for the health and safety of our entire region.
The COVID-19 webpage Frequently Asked Questions have been updated in light of the order, including the following helpful information:
- University employees are still permitted to travel to and from campus for performing their essential work duties.
- The library will remain open with modified hours with many online support services to all faculty and students. Students can still go to the library when remote courses begin Monday.
- Additionally, students who are living on campus may continue to use the library and other university facilities as an extension of their “home” environment, while carefully following appropriate social distancing and other prevention measures.
- We will continue to provide limited on-campus dining options and shuttle services, as well as other on-campus services. Visit “Campus Services and Support” in the FAQs to learn more.
By working together, making smart choices, and complying with local and federal guidelines on prevention and mitigation, we can slow the spread of the virus.