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Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Wednesday morning.
Today, we continue to host the free COVID-19 screening site at the Argent Pavilion, and hundreds of area residents have participated in the testing event in the past two days. Your efforts can help us protect people who are at a greater risk.
If you haven’t registered for testing, I encourage you to do so this week. It’s very easy. Just register on line, drive through, self-administer test, and get results in 3-5 days. You can register online at ttps://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Ruston_LA_1462.html. The testing site will be open again today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thanks again to all who are reporting your test results, as well as those who are working as contact tracers, and all of you who are responding positively when contacted. Through these efforts, we can slow the spread and alert those who may have been in contact with a positive case. While this requires a lot of work by our team, we have much confidence in them and in this process.
The majority of the positive cases that we are finding come from casual interactions, typically off campus, through informal interactions in social circles. Please remember to wear your masks and remain physically distant even when with your best friends.
Counseling and Psychological Services
We know that times like this can cause stress and anxiety for everyone. Please remember that with have highly qualified staff in our Counseling Center who are available to support you. You can find their schedule, offerings, and contact information at https://www.latech.edu/current-students/student-advancement-affairs/counseling-services/.
Also, this week, Louisiana Tech’s Psychological Services Clinic (PSC) reopened to offer services to our area, including psychotherapy for individuals ages 13 and up who are experiencing a wide range of topics such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and minority stress. The clinic also offers psychological assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults to evaluate for various presentations or conditions including autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, personality disorders, career decision-making, and other areas of concern.
The PSC provides important services to our area while allowing doctoral students in our PhD program in counseling psychology in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Working under the supervision of faculty and licensed psychologists, doctoral students are able to provide both affordable psychological assessment and psychotherapy services.
The past few months have been stressful for many, and the PSC can provide assistance in dealing with that stress. If you are interested in setting up an appointment with the PSC or learn more about services, please call 318.257.3410 during business hours. The clinic will begin seeing new clients Sept. 21.
The PSC, located at 509 West Alabama Street in Ruston, will be open from 1-5 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.
Register to vote
The deadline to register for the Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election, which will be held Nov. 3, is Oct. 5. If you choose to register online, the deadline is Oct. 13.
If you aren’t registered to vote, please plan to do so. Casting your ballot is one of the most important things we can do, and all opportunities to vote, whether the issue is a local or national one, matter.
Let’s all continue to remember to wear our masks – no matter if we are with close friends or strangers – and to practice physical distancing. Our behaviors can help ensure health and safety for all members of our Tech Family.