State of Texas suspends in-person classes for January

SAN MARCOS, Texas – In the wake of the current omicron-related COVID outbreak, and citing an abundance of caution, Texas State University has made the decision to provide distance learning through the end of January 2022.

What do you want to know

  • Due to the spike in COVID, Texas State University will deliver a large majority of classes online through the end of January
  • Halls of residence will reopen, but will require proof of a negative test
  • Campus employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible
  • University President Denise M. Trauth encourages adherence to CDC guidelines for COVID prevention

In a letter from President Denise M. Trauth, the university outlined its plan, which will see the semester begin as planned on January 18, 2022, but with a predominance of online classes until the end of the month. Classes that require face-to-face contact for licensing or other issues will take place at the discretion of the Deans, Academic Directors, and/or faculty involved.

The letter goes on to say that Texas state campuses and offices will continue to be open for business, whether virtual or in-person. Individuals required to work at the State of Texas during this time are encouraged to do so remotely, when possible.

Additionally, campus housing will reopen as planned and move-in will continue as planned. Citing a letter sent by Trauth’s office on December 27, 2021, all students are asked to be COVID tested within 72 hours of returning to campus and will be required to present proof of a negative test to return to their residence on the campus. Those who need to schedule such a test can do so through the online test page.

Trauth, finally, through the letter, encouraged all students, faculty, and state employees of Texas to follow CDC guidelines for COVID prevention, whether it’s wearing masks, social distancing, or short-term voluntary isolation for those who have been exposed to a positive case.

In-person classes are scheduled to resume as normal on January 31, 2022.

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