Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus

This website is a way for faculty, staff, students, and their families to stay informed about Louisiana Tech’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation. Updates will be added as information becomes available.

Here are the basics:

  • The State of Louisiana is under a Stay at Home order from Gov. John Bel Edwards.
  • Louisiana Tech is open and has moved to alternate methods of course delivery, including online courses.
  • Travel restrictions are currently in place.
  • The University is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and taking steps to keep students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy.

COVID-19 basics

Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold — through the air by coughing or sneezing; through close personal contact, like touching or shaking hands; by touching an object or surface with the viruses on it; and occasionally, through fecal contamination.

Health-care professionals say one of the most important ways to help stop the spread of any virus is frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer. We should also practice social distancing and avoid those handshakes and hugs that are common on our campus. Each of us should do our part to follow these guidelines and others issued by the CDC.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  We will also do our best to ensure that students’ academic progress continues and students can achieve their course goals this quarter