- 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 Sunday morning.
Yesterday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced guidelines and restrictions designed to help our state, which has been experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, bring the spread of the virus under control once again.
A few months ago, Louisiana managed to slow the spread, but our state’s residents have been slipping back into behaviors that encourage the spread instead. Our state is now No. 3 in per capita cases in the nation, behind only New York and New Jersey.
Gov. Edwards announced a mask mandate throughout the state, that bars would be closed to on-site consumption, and that gatherings should be restricted to 50 or fewer people.
The governor’s announcement – and the statistics accompanying it – show the seriousness of the virus and the need for our campus community to continue to follow good health practices like physical distancing, properly washing hands, and wearing masks or face coverings.
As we begin our second summer session, a relatively small number of our classes will be offered in face-to-face sessions. We have worked closely with our Deans and faculty to ensure these labs and studio classes will follow physical distancing requirements and faculty and students will wear the required face coverings or masks. Other classes will be offered online or in hybrid format.
The success of our second summer session depends on all of us taking our responsibilities seriously. Remember that failure to follow our campus requirements can result in discipline through the Student Code of Conduct or personnel action.
This past week, Louisiana Tech responded to the July 6 temporary revisions in F-1 visa requirements. I’d like to share this information with our campus community.
Our University will feature Fall 2020 courses in face-to-face and hybrid modes, both of which satisfy the ICE temporary revisions announced July 6. In support of our international students, we are working to ensure each of their fall schedules meets the new requirements for international students to pursue their course of study within the United States. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our international students stay safe and healthy while continuing to make progress toward their educational goals.
Louisiana Tech’s international students are an important part of our campus community. Their experiences and contributions enrich the lives of every student, faculty member, and staff member. We will continue to advocate strongly for the interests of our current and future international students.
As we continue to enjoy the summer, please remember our good health practices. Wear your mask, wash your hands, and practice physical distancing. I am wearing my mask to protect each person I encounter and to help ensure I can see our students, faculty, and staff enjoying campus life in the fall. Please join me in our collective efforts to protect the health and safety of our friends and neighbors.