- 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 Thursday morning.
We’ve almost made it to the end of another week of online instruction, and we’re about a month from the end of the quarter. Though I know this spring has been challenging, we’ve learned a lot about the perseverance and dedication that our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you all for continuing to place a priority on health, safety and continuity of education. Hang in there!
We received word yesterday that Louisiana Tech has received its disbursement of funds for students tied to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. Please check your email early next week for information from the Office of Financial Aid about how to apply for the assistance this act provides.
The federal government has allocated CARES Act funds to assist students all over the country to continue their academic progress and to alleviate hardships those students may have incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. All students should complete the application process, and we should start awarding funds in May.
Several times in my daily updates, I have mentioned the hours for our Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry. We don’t want any of our students to go hungry because of this crisis, and the Food Pantry is an important way we can help our students through challenging times. The pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week. Visitors should use the Carson Taylor Hall entrance from Adams Boulevard. Special thanks to the College of Applied and Natural Sciences for providing this service.
The United Way of Northeast Louisiana is also working to assist those who are battling food insecurity right now. The Food for our Friends program provides gift cards to local grocery stores to help those individuals or families in our community who are experiencing reduced income or job loss as a result of COVID-19.
If you are a Tech employee and could use some additional assistance, please have them complete this required form: United Way NELA COVID-19 Food for our Friends.
United Way of Northeast Louisiana will issue the grocery store gift cards on a first-come, first-serve basis, contingent on funds availability and the approval of the online application. These cards will be mailed to eligible applicants by the United Way of Northeast Louisiana along with other helpful information and resources.
As always, please take care of yourselves. Practice good hand washing and social distancing, and wear masks in public spaces. I look forward to seeing you on social media or in a Zoom room now and in person later on.