- 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,
Thursday, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of our faculty and staff who will serve as members of the Student Response Team (SRT). These are employees who have volunteered to help with contact tracing within out campus community and assist our students when they test positive for COVID-19 or have had direct contact – being within six feet for 15 minutes or longer – with someone who has tested positive.
This team will provide assistance to students who are quarantined, checking on them and ensuring they receive the resources and connections they need while they are unable to attend class. This work is incredibly important because these faculty and staff members are directly ensuring our students can continue to make progress toward their academic goals while also checking on their health.
If an SRT member calls you, please know the team depends on cooperation and honesty from our campus community to do their jobs successfully. Their work can help stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus, but only if we all assist them when called upon.
All of these volunteers have completed contract tracing training from Johns Hopkins University and are well prepared for these responsibilities. The process involves intensive communication skills, empathy, and a commitment to our students’ privacy. I am so thankful they have chosen to take on this responsibility.
Parking for faculty and staff
Our Traffic Office recently communicated a new process for faculty and staff to obtain parking stickers for the coming academic year.
In order to minimize lines and increase campus safety, the Traffic Office will be selling and distributing parking decals through the mail. Payroll deduction is available for faculty and staff, and the form is due Sept. 4.
Check your latech.edu email address for more information on this updated process. If you have any questions about purchasing a parking decal or the registration form, please contact the Traffic Office at 318.257.2921 or by email at email@example.com.
We will have substantial new parking ready for you when you arrive in the Fall. A large new facility is available at the site of the previous Lady Techsters softball and soccer facilities. We also have a new parking lot adjacent to University Hall, and another site will be ready soon just east of the new Engineering and Science building. Another site at the corner of Everett and Alabama should be ready sometime this Fall.
We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!