To stay up-to-date regarding COVID-19 here on campus, you can click on the following link, which is updated every day: TAMU COVID-19 Guidance. They have resources listed specifically for students, staff, and faculty, as well as FAQs to help answer any questions you may have.
Resources for COALS faculty and staff can be found here.
For specific information regarding the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, please visit: https://biochemistry.tamu.edu/covid-19-information-for-students-and-faculty/
If you would like to monitor how COVID-19 is affecting Texas and the rest of the world, Johns Hopkins is the resource center to show you real-time data.
On June 9th, President Young announced new guidelines regarding face masks. Please take the time to read his announcement and how you can continue to be safe on campus.
Resources for students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can be found here.
From the office of the Vice Chancellor
Texas A&M AgriLife has up-to-date resources and all announcements from the Vice Chancellor located here.
Listed below are brief overviews to take notice of:
- Employees should minimize in-person meetings and follow social distancing and meeting size requirements. Should your local health authority implement stricter guidance, please adhere to this guidance.
- Face masks must be worn in our facilities’ indoor public spaces, must be worn on public transportation and wherever a six-foot social distancing radius cannot be maintained. Please see Texas A&M’s helpful page on face coverings. You may request an exception due to disability by contacting Jennifer Hobbs.
- Per System guidance, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to bring their own water to minimize touching of common water fountains.
- On the Texas A&M University campus, SSC Services continues to prioritize cleaning measures to prevent spread of the virus. This group is also continuing to provide disinfectant wipes and other supplies that support healthy hygiene. In off-campus AgriLife locations, hygiene supplies and personal protective equipment should be sourced locally. If you need help sourcing personal protective equipment or other supplies, contact David DeLeon.
- In light of the recent growth in COVID-19 cases, AgriLife is suspending the implementation of Phase 3 until Aug. 1. Therefore, Phase 2 guidance will remain in effect until then (up to 50% of employees in any area).
Reporting of Cases
AgriLife employees who:
- develop symptoms of COVID-19, or,
- in the previous 14 days, if they have traveled to an area that requires quarantine upon return home, or
- have been in contact with anyone known or suspected to have tested positive for COVID-19 must notify their supervisor, who will then ask that the individual complete an online form, and also contact Debi Fincher.
General Travel Guidelines
- Continue to follow current protocol for travel authorization through your direct supervisor. Employees engaged in business-related and personal travel who suspect they have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 while away from the university or agency are required to notify their supervisor and place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance.
- No international travel is endorsed at this time.
- Outdoor events are now limited to 100 people.
- In light of recent community spread, allowing up to 30 people if social distancing can be maintained and 50% room capacity is not exceeded, must be approved by Dr. David Ragsdale.
- Limit parties of less than five visitors on campus for meetings with departmental staff for essential business or employment recruitment. Approvals should be routed through Dr. David Ragsdale.