- 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,
I’d like to thank all of you for your incredible efforts over the past few days to make our transition to online learning smoother. We made it through the first day! Though it wasn’t perfect, we came through it like the Tech Family does – with determination and caring for one another.
As we progress through the next week, I know we’ll all get better at conducting classes online and with our social distancing practices in place. Please continue to be patient and encouraging with one another and remember to continue practicing social distancing and washing your hands to help us flatten the transmission curve.
Today, I have a few updates for you:
Louisiana Tech has a food pantry to assist students who are food insecure. We don’t want you to worry about where you’ll get your next meal from. Please visit the Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry in Carson-Taylor Hall, Room 152, for help if you need it. The pantry, sponsored by the Student Dietetic Association, is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Our Counseling and Career Services Office is offering brief therapy sessions for students who need to talk about the impact that COVID-19 has had. The sessions are currently face-to-face, and we are working to provide opportunities for phone and tele-therapy. I encourage you to take advantage of their services if you find yourself in need. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Keeny Hall, Room 310. You can call 318.257.2488 for an appointment.
The Conference USA Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel all spring sport competition and championships. Our student-athletes work each day to improve on the field and in the classroom. We appreciate the positive way they represent Louisiana Tech, but we understand this decision. Ultimately, the health and safety of all our community is our first consideration.
There are other updates and considerations related to university travel, facilities and services that will be forthcoming today. Everything that we do continues to focus on your health, safety and academic progress, as well as guidance that we receive from our State and Federal authorities.
I am proud of every student, faculty member, and staff member who has put in the work to help keep our spring quarter on track. Thank you for being great examples of the best Tech has to offer.