COVID Information and Campus Updates
COVID-19 Protocols on Campus
Following a steady decline in the number of daily COVID cases and positive test rates in the State of Texas and Guadalupe County, as well as a decline in the number of TLU active cases and individuals in quarantine, TLU's COVID-19 Leadership Team and President's Cabinet announced the following protocols that are currently in effect on campus:
Masks are encouraged but no longer required in all indoor or outdoor spaces.
- Individual faculty members may continue to require masks in classrooms, labs, or other academic activities and events throughout the semester.
- Staff members who choose to continue wearing a mask should be supported in their decision. If you are entering their office or workspace, we recommend asking them if they would like you to wear a mask as well. Please respect their preferences since you do not know their personal health situation.
- Students who choose to continue wearing a mask should be supported in their choice as well. If someone is wearing a mask, please take this a sign that they are wanting to protect themselves, a family member, friend, and you, so please respect their choice to wear a mask.
- Visitors are not required to wear masks, but masks will continue to be available.
Vaccination and Exemption Reporting is no longer required for new students, faculty, or staff members. For current students, faculty, and staff who submitted a vaccine record or exemption form, those documents will remain on file with TLU Student Health Services and Human Resources.
Note: If public health conditions change and another COVID surge occurs, TLU may decide to require new students, faculty, and staff to submit a vaccine record or exemption form. The COVID-19 Leadership Team will work with the President's Cabinet to recommend and approve any changes to current protocols, which would then be announced to our campus community.
Event Capacity Limits have been removed so all venues can be occupied at 100% capacity.
COVID-19 Testing is no longer required. Students who want a COVID test should contact the TLU Student Health Services in the Hahn Annex (formerly the CSL) at email@example.com.
Isolation and quarantine procedures remain the same and align with CDC guidelines:
- Students, faculty, and staff should continue reporting positive COVID test results to TLU Student Health Services firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you test positive for COVID, you must isolate for 5 days regardless of vaccination status. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolved after 5 days, you can leave your house but should continue to wear a mask around others for another 5 days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
- If you have been directly exposed to COVID but you have been boosted or completed the series for Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in the last 6 months or completed the series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months, you need to wear a mask around others for 10 days and test on day 5. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
- If you have been directly exposed to COVID but you completed the series for Pfizer or Moderna over 6 months ago and you aren’t boosted, or completed the series of J&J over 2 months ago and aren’t boosted, or you aren’t vaccinated, you must stay home for 5 days and continue to wear a mask around others for another 5 days. If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days and test on day 5.
- Faculty members should continue to provide learning alternatives for students who need to isolate or quarantine and provide accommodations for students who have been identified by TLU Student Health Services as members of a vulnerable community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are masks required on campus?
No. Effective Feb. 28, 2022, faculty, staff, students and visitors are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.
Note: Individual faculty members may continue to require a mask in classrooms, labs, or other academic activities and events throughout the semester.
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Who contacts faculty members if a student is in quarantine or isolation?
Students who need to be in quarantine or isolation are responsible for contacting their professors directly about any absences.
Who should faculty contact about quarantine/isolation questions for students?
Faculty members should contact TLU Student Health Services for questions regarding a student and their quarantine or isolation status.