- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Thursday morning.
Ruston continues to clean up after Hurricane Laura tore through the city a week ago today. I know some of you are still without power or other services, and we encourage you to reach out if you need help in any way.
Today, I’ll keep it brief and list a number of resources as we continue to work on hurricane recovery.
Through many disasters, the United Way has been there offering support for our region. Our recovery from Hurricane Laura is no different. The United Way of Northeast Louisiana is now offering assistance with debris removal. For help, complete the online form and someone will be in touch.
We still have some faculty and staff who need assistance with debris removal. If you have interests in helping our colleagues, please reach out to Ryan at Richard@latech.edu and he can make the connection to those in need. You may also send a message to Ryan if you have other storm-related needs that are not being met.
If you need food or other supplies after the storm, we know of two opportunities in Ruston this coming week.
The Salvation Army Monroe Mobile Canteen will be set up at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston beginning at 12:30 p.m. today. The church is located at 212 North Bonner in Ruston.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will provide disaster relief food distributions beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ruston Sports Complex. The complex is located at 1803 Champions Way in Ruston.
We will continue to notify you if we find more opportunities for food and supply distributions in the coming days.
Student Assistance Hotline reminder
I’d like to remind students about the hotline and email address for letting us know about needs associated with Hurricane Laura. Students can call 318.257.3211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or contact us by email at StudentQuestions@latech.edu. Staff are available to answer questions directly or find answers and respond quickly. They can connect students to resources and professionals on campus who can help.
Special thanks to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have given so generously to the Student Relief Fund through the University Foundation: https://bullmarket.latechalumni.org/project/22034/wall. I know that many of you have also supported other relief funds throughout the State of Louisiana.
Third quarter safety training
Each quarter, Environmental Health and Safety provides important safety training for all employees at Louisiana Tech.
For the third quarter of 2020, the topic is COVID-19 and our return to campus. We’d like to have 100 percent of our faculty and staff familiar with our campus preparations, but currently our completion number stands at 73 percent.
You can access this training online in Moodle at moodle.latech.edu. You will need to log into CAS in order to access Moodle, and your course should appear on the learner dashboard.
Thank you for completing our safety training and for helping our campus community stay healthy and safe. Have a great Thursday!