- 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 Wednesday morning.
Today, I’m going to take a few minutes of your time to clarify our expectations for safe and healthy behaviors on campus.
In determining guidelines for our campus, we are following guidance of our Governor, the Division of Administration, the Louisiana Department of Health, our Board of Regents, our University of Louisiana System, and other state and federal authorities. As their guidance changes, Louisiana Tech will respond to those adjustments while considering our own local situation.
Masks or face coverings will be required in all buildings, and are required outside when you are unable to maintain the proper physical distancing – a minimum of six feet between individuals. As you’ll remember, discipline through the Student Code of Conduct or personnel action may be used to enforce this requirement if needed.
We have also worked to ensure our classrooms, waiting areas, and other common areas conform to the current recommendation for appropriate physical distancing. Please ensure you follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health authorities, which is currently maintaining six feet of distance between individuals.
Finally, remember that we’re working to ensure our campus is clean and sanitized according to CDC guidance. You can do your part when you’re in a classroom or office, and you can ensure that you wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
The key to success this fall will be the choices that our students, faculty, staff, visitors and community make in following those guidelines. It is essential for us to continue to make wise choices about the places we go and the things we do – but keeping our community healthier will be worth it. We have to sacrifice those close personal and social interactions that we always enjoy with our Tech Family — for now. I am confident that we will do that because we respect and care for others.
To begin our personal preparation for the Fall 2020 Quarter, I strongly encourage each of you to join with our Student Nurses Association members and other student organizations and make the Culture of Caring Commitment. I did. It’s a promise, a personal commitment, to follow the best health and safety guidelines – those that are recommended and followed throughout our state.
Do you remember when, as a freshman, you met at Freshman Convocation and received a Tenet Medallion? And then you deposited that medallion in the Lady of the Mist fountain as a symbol of your commitment to uphold those tenets as you pursued your education. Throughout your time at Tech, the significance of those tenets for success in life has been reinforced. Every time you raised your hand in unity as our alma mater has been played, I know that thoughts of those tenets and the Tech Family became more a part of who you are. The reality of the meaning of the Tenets of Tech has never been more important than today. Let’s join together to demonstrate what that means to each of us as we begin this Fall 2020 Quarter. I look forward to seeing you soon!