- 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
Update for Students
Just a brief weekend update for you. First, please know that we are here to help you. We don’t know all of the answers yet to all of your questions. But, please know that your health, safety, and success in your education are at the top of our list in every decision that is made. Also, know that we will be sending out important information as soon as we have it. Mrs. Stacy Gilbert sent out an email earlier today about resources available for answering your questions. Please review that and don’t hesitate to ask if you need more information.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation Friday afternoon that halts gatherings of more than 250 people and closes the state’s K-12 schools. Both these measures will be in effect through April 13. They are designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and its impacts throughout our campus and our community and flatten the infection curve. Note that our on-campus gatherings have been limited to no more than 50 students by our system guidelines.
At this time, Louisiana has 67 presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with the majority in the southern part of the state. We have no known cases in Lincoln Parish, Ruston, or at Louisiana Tech University. Should such a case occur, we will notify you when it is verified. It is imperative that we are all communicating accurate information.
Many of our faculty are undergoing training this weekend and next week to enhance their skills in online course delivery tools. I appreciate their leadership in preparing our campus to make the move to online courses. Please be patient and understanding during this time.
Conference USA has suspended all spring sports indefinitely. A dead period for recruiting has been instituted, and the NCAA is working out details for offering eligibility relief for student-athletes who play spring sports. Many of our student-athletes have been significantly impacted because their seasons were cut short this year. We are proud of the way that these teams have represented the institution during these challenging times.
Our Counseling and Career Center has recently completed the requirements to practice tele-therapy. If you need assistance – either from our Student Health Center or the Counseling Center – both facilities will be open and willing to help.
I appreciate your patience and support in these challenging times. Please remember to take care of yourself.
Dr. Les Guice