- 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 campus community,
Good Sunday morning.
This morning, the Louisiana Department of Health reports nearly 12,500 COVID-19 cases, with 409 deaths throughout the state. More than 1,700 of those individuals who have been diagnosed with the virus are in the hospital, and 571 of those are on ventilators.
In Lincoln Parish, we have 17 diagnosed cases, and our neighboring parishes have numerous cases as well. This crisis continues to put a strain on our healthcare system throughout the state, especially in New Orleans.
Gov. John Bel Edwards continues to emphasize the importance of staying home. This week, he officially extended the Stay at Home mandate through April 30, which means we will continue to practice telework for a majority of Louisiana Tech employees. Please take this state mandate seriously, continue to practice social distancing, and wash your hands well.
This week, we were made aware of the first cases on our campus. We will continue to stay in contact with our state and local health units and to update a new page on our COVID-19 website focused on the testing results that impact our campus.
The number of positive test results for individuals in the 18-29 age range continues to rise. This week, we have approximately 1,200 cases in that range, or about 10 percent of the total number of diagnoses. These statistics illustrate how important it is – even for younger individuals – to take the mandate seriously.
We want all the members of our Tech Family to be healthy and safe – and we want everyone to return to campus when we can all be together. Please stay at home so that we can slow the spread of the virus.
We know that staying isolated is the only way to curtail the impacts of this disease. We know that it works.
Today, let’s remember to hold positive thoughts for a good outcome for each of our state’s residents that suffer with the virus. Please take the time to reach out to a friend or family member to make sure they’re safe and healthy. One call, text, or note can make a difference, and each will be so appreciated in this time of social distancing.
Have a great day, Bulldogs, and I look forward to the time when we all can be together on campus again – sooner than later.