The Texas A&M System COVID-19 COVID-19 protocols will remain in place for the final 6-8 weeks of the spring 2021 semester at all Texas A&M System institutions, according to John Sharp, Chancellor for the The Texas A&M University System.
Sharp cited the “amazing job” the Texas A&M System institutions have done over the last year in response to the pandemic and protecting the health of our faculty, staff and students. Thus, A&M system members should continue to the, “Guidance for Spring Semester of 2021 and Related Issues” issued in October 2020 regarding testing, face coverings, classes, physical distancing, occupancy limitations, co-curricular activities, among other matters through the end of the spring semester.
“Based on our assessment of current conditions, this step will help us successfully complete the semester and is consistent with Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that masking and other protocols should be decided by our institutions, not by the state. At the conclusion of the spring semester, we anticipate System guidance being lifted so that all rules, procedures and practices regarding classes, travel, face coverings, testing, etc., will be determined locally at your institution informed by your conditions and reviewed by the System. The System may provide additional guidance this semester or going forward, as conditions warrant,” Sharp noted in a recent new release regarding COVID-19 protocols throughout the Texas A&M System.
These A&M System COVID-19 protocols apply to the entire system, including the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.
At 8:08 a.m. Monday, March 8, Texas A&M University -Commerce had 41 students and six employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating; that’s two additional students who have tested positive since the last update by the university. Two students and one employee have also been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are quarantined; that’s one more student and one employee exposed since the last report, TAMUC reported on the Stay Health Lions page under the COVID-19 Statistics heading on university website.