- 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 Monday morning.
Throughout this year, our campus community has worked together to overcome the enormous challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic – a pandemic that came on the heels of the tornado that plowed through our campus and community in April 2019. So many of you have faced hardships personally and in your families. And I recognize that those hardships and the uncertainties that lie ahead create additional stresses and challenges for all. Our faculty and staff are spending much time re-designing the way we operate and the way we conduct our classes, our research, and our daily activities so we can continue to carry out the university’s mission in a safe manner. And at the same time, you are having to adjust to changes in your life at home and with your families.
The pandemic has brought us closer together as a community in many ways. I appreciate the tremendous efforts of our leadership team that has worked non-stop for several months in planning for the upcoming year. They have been working with students, faculty, and staff to address issues and concerns, both large and small. And I know that they will continue to do that going forward.
I am most thankful of all that our students, faculty, and staff have done to ensure the safety of our community and continued academic progression for our students. It does take us all working together to achieve these goals and I commit to continue working with you all. I want you to feel free to reach out to me on issues where you think I may be of some help.
We need for our students to understand the critical importance of compliance with our health and safety policies, not only on campus, but in your activities throughout the community. I am confident that our campus community can and will do that, and that we will be able to have a safe and productive academic year. I ask that you continue to respect the health and safety of others in all that you do.
We are all working to overcome the uncertainty that accompanied the novel coronavirus, and I know that many have received help from your networks of friends and colleagues. Having someone to talk through the challenges with is important, so please stay in touch with your classmates and colleagues.
As we begin the break between the summer and fall quarters, please remember that Louisiana Tech Counseling Services can provide individual therapy appointments for students who live in the State of Louisiana. Individual student therapy appointments will be conducted via secure Zoom or phone. To schedule an appointment as a new client or a current client you will only need to call 318.257.2488.
You can also learn more about coping and maintaining your mental health through the crisis from resources on our Counseling Services website. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Counseling Center or our faculty or staff members when you need to talk.
Thank you for your attention this Mental Health Monday. Continue to wear your masks, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands, and we’ll see each other on campus again soon.