University Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Email from – Dr. Emilio Carranco – to Faculty, Staff and Students | February 28, 2020


Over the past several weeks, Texas State University has been preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Texas State Student Health Center continues to monitor the situation and is collaborating with local public health authorities as new recommendations and guidance are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Protocols are in place at Texas State for evaluating and providing medical support for those who may be infected or exposed to COVID-19. Plans have been developed for isolating infected or exposed students on campus if necessary. Plans for addressing the academic and business impacts of COVID-19 are in process.  Critical supplies, including personal protective equipment, have been stockpiled. 

In addition, Texas State is monitoring education abroad programs. At this time, the university has cancelled or suspended programs in China and South Korea in accordance with the Texas State University System travel policy which stipulates that graduate and undergraduate students are not permitted to undertake official travel to regions designated Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) by the United States Department of State.

Texas State will update the university community as the situation evolves and new guidance is provided by public health authorities and the CDC. As of February 28, 2020 there have been no reports of COVID-19 in our university community. Updates for the status of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

Precautions should be taken to reduce the possible transmission of infection by covering coughs or sneezes by using a tissue or your sleeve, staying home if you are sick, limiting contact with others and washing your hands frequently.

For more details about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, check the CDC website 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Students can schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center on the San Marcos Campus our Round Rock Campus by calling 512-245-2161.