Texas State University Has Protocol in Place for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Texas State University | February 26, 2020

Over the past several weeks, Texas State University has been preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Emilio Carranco, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and director of 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, South Korea, and Italy 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.

Information and advisories regarding COVID-19 can be found on the Student Health Center website. Texas State will update the university community as the situation evolves and new guidance is provided by public health authorities and the CDC. 

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922