- 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 Tech Family,
Good Saturday morning.
With two days of classes in the Fall Quarter behind us, we all should be getting more used to the new normal at Louisiana Tech.
I know that many of you took time yesterday to recognize Patriots Day and reflect on those who lost their lives on 9.11.01 including many first responders as well as so many who have suffered and sacrificed since then. Special thanks to one of our alumni, Matt Page, who completed the 9/11 Memorial Challenge at Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library yesterday morning by running from the Mize Track and Field Complex to Prescott Memorial Library where he then climbed the equivalent of 110 stories.
Updates of COVID-19 Testing
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement Friday on Phase 3 clarified new opportunities for our state’s businesses, but it will not change things for us on campus at this time. We’ll still need to follow the continuing mask mandate, practice physical distancing, and watch ourselves for signs of COVID-19.
Many individuals who carry the virus, however, are asymptomatic, and many of those who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 infection are younger individuals.
Our testing partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Louisiana Department of Health, and the Louisiana National Guard is designed to help us protect each other by finding those asymptomatic infections and allowing people to isolate while the virus is active and able to be transmitted.
That’s why it’s so important that we plan to get tested. We’ll start the program of free testing at 9 a.m. Monday at Argent Pavilion near the Thomas Assembly Center. The testing center will be open each weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for two weeks, and you can register online at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Ruston_LA_1462.html. Pre-registration is not necessary, but it will allow testing to move more quickly.
Once again, I encourage everyone to plan to be tested. As we work to continue positive movement in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, more testing is integral.
Have a great weekend, Bulldogs. Take time to relax, and be sure to remember our health and safety practices. I look forward to seeing you all at Argent Pavilion next week.