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Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Saturday morning.
Our Tech COVID-19 Incidence Response Team has continued to meet regularly throughout the summer. As the number of cases has remained quite low across campus this summer, we have been able to relax our protocols and avoid quarantines. I greatly appreciate the countless hours that this team has spent in planning and responding throughout the past year. I also appreciate the work of our Student Response Team that has played pivotal roles in contact tracing, counseling and advising. These teams will continue to remain active for this year.
Yesterday, Gov. John Bel Edwards shared recommendations from the Louisiana Department of Health that call for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to return to wearing masks indoors if they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance.
The situation here in our state and region is now urgent. There has been a spike in new cases and hospitalizations – many in populations that were previously not suffering greatly from the virus. The time is now to act so that we can continue preparations for a more normal fall quarter.
We encourage everyone on campus to wear masks indoors. Even though I am vaccinated, I will be wearing a mask indoors to protect myself and those around me.
Vaccination remains our best way to curb the dangers associated with COVID-19 and the new Delta variant. If you have already gotten your vaccine, thank you. Approximately 90% of those being hospitalized with the Delta variant have not been vaccinated.
If you have been waiting to receive your shots, visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location for free COVID-19 vaccines.
Make plans to receive your vaccinations now. With focused efforts, we will be able to stem the returning tide of COVID-19.
Be on the watch for further communications from me regarding COVID-19 spread and vaccinations.
Thank you for your attention.