Texas State University to hold classes virtually for two weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak

Denise Trauth, President of Texas State University announced Monday that all classes will be held virtually for the first two weeks of the Spring 2022 semester due to a surge of COVID-19.

All classes will be temporarily moved to online/distance learning from January 18 to January 30.

Texas state campuses and offices will remain open and offer services in person or virtually, Trauth said. Other campus facilities, such as the library, transportation services, restaurants, residence services, recreation centers, student center, and student health center will remain open.

Texas state officials are asking students and faculty to practice social distancing and wear masks in educational settings.

“I cannot stress this enough – it is essential that we follow all the steps we know to protect ourselves from COVID-19. While the university cannot mandate actions, I strongly encourage you to be vigilant about wearing a mask, social distancing as much as possible, testing regularly, and getting vaccinated and boosted,” said President Trauth.

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On Dec. 27, Trauth announced that all students living in on-campus housing and Bobcat Village apartments will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before moving in.

Although not required, university officials are asking all other students, faculty and staff to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the spring semester.

President Trauth said the university intends to resume in-person classes on January 31.

Students, faculty and staff wishing to get tested can visit the the university’s tests page.

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