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Progress of the COVID-19 Work Groups and Summer II-Fall Preparations

Texas State University President Denise Trauth | May 29, 2020

Email sent to students, faculty and staff


Dear Texas State University Community, 

Our eight COVID-19 work groups have been preparing recommendations for the university-wide plan on how to safely resume in-person instruction and on-campus operations for the summer II session and fall semester. The university’s top priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

I am extremely appreciative of and impressed by the progress made by the work groups. The more than 120 individuals on the work groups have shown great dedication, creativity, and flexibility responding to this critical charge.

SCENARIO-BASED PLANNING APPROACH

The work groups are formulating their recommendations to scale appropriately in response to three possible scenarios. We are using this approach to be prepared for several possible outcomes and to be responsive to our environment and the needs of our community as the situation evolves. For a description of these three scenarios, visit the Work Group Overview page.  

UPDATES FROM WORK GROUPS

On Friday, May 22, 2020, the work group chairs delivered preliminary recommendations to me and my Cabinet. Below is a summary of updates from the work groups, along with their charges and highlights from the recommendations they have made so far. 

1. HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFETY WORK GROUP

2. CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION WORK GROUP

3. CONTINUITY OF STUDENT LIFE WORK GROUP

4. CONTINUITY OF HOUSING WORK GROUP

5. CONTINUITY OF RESEARCH WORK GROUP

6. FACULTY AND STAFF MORALE WORK GROUP

7. CONTINUITY OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS WORK GROUP

8. COMMENCEMENT PLANNING WORK GROUP

NEXT STEPS

As the work groups’ recommendations are finalized and approved, we will share with the university community the process for implementing the recommendations and steps we are taking to keep our campuses as safe and healthy as possible. 

On the TXST COVID-19 website, we plan to publish resource guides for students, faculty, and staff on how to safely return to our campuses, guidelines for on-campus behavior and activities, and information on how we must each do our part to slow the spread of the virus. 

 

Sincerely,

Denise M. Trauth

President