- 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 Tuesday morning.
Thank you all for your great support of our free testing site. Yesterday, our National Guard partners conducted more than 200 tests, and we hope this week continues to have such a strong turnout.
Remember, the more testing we can conduct, the more likely we will be able to continue hosting the testing site. Anyone who chooses to go get free testing who is not symptomatic and has no known direct contact with a positive does not quarantine unless you receive positive test results. If you receive positive test results, you should quarantine and then we encourage you to report confidentially at https://www.latech.edu/coronavirus/. For students, faculty and staff, we will work with you to accommodate your needs during isolation or quarantine.
We know that there will be positive results among those who engage in the testing process.Asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 can still spread the virus, and testing lets our community members know when they should isolate in order to protect at-risk residents.
Our contact tracing efforts are having positive impacts on reducing the spread. We are finding that one of the most significant causes of spread is casual interactions with your informal and formal social groups. Please remember that even your closest friend may be COVID-19 positive, and you should continue to wear your masks and maintain physical distancing anytime and anywhere.
If you haven’t registered for testing, I encourage you to do so this week. You can register online at ttps://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Ruston_LA_1462.html. You may also just drop in. The testing site will be open again today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hurricane Laura and McNeese
Residents of the southwest portion of Louisiana continue to suffer from the impact of Hurricane Laura. In collaboration with other University of Louisiana System schools, Louisiana Tech is offering services for McNeese State University students who have relocated to our area for their safety.
McNeese students will be able to use the Prescott Memorial Library, Wifi while on the Tech campus, and the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center. I also believe our campus community will welcome these students into the extended Tech Family with caring and offer the hope they seek now.
Thanks to Tech Athletics, we’re loading up the LA Tech Equipment truck for Lake Charles and helping our friends at McNeese Sports. Items needed most are batteries, non-perishable food, pet food, and baby supplies.
Please participate if you can: Joe Aillet Stadium West Parking Lot, Sept. 15 | 3-7 PM.
Thank you all for your support of the COVID-19 testing site and for continuing to wear your masks and practice physical distancing. These health and safety guidelines are as important off campus as they are on campus. Please remember to follow these guidelines all the time. We are all helping to protect our friends and neighbors.