Released Aug. 4, 2021
The CDC recently announced new guidance on mask-wearing in the fight against COVID-19. Right now, Tarrant County is experiencing a high level of community transmission of the virus. With that in mind, and with your health and safety as our top priority, we are announcing the following changes to our on-campus guidelines, effective immediately:
- Regardless of vaccination status, individuals are expected to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. This includes classrooms, offices and meeting spaces.
- If you are in a private space, you are not required to wear a mask as long as you keep the door to that space closed.
- While indoors, masks are only permitted to be removed while actively eating or drinking.
- Individuals who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask in all locations on campus.
- Student-athletes will have additional required protocols during practices and workouts.
- Please reach out to your coach for additional details.
One of the best ways we can fight the virus is by getting vaccinated. The number of breakthrough cases — infection in fully vaccinated people — remains low and the CDC continues to report that the vaccines are effective against serious outcomes such as hospitalization and death in those breakthrough cases.
A vaccination clinic is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20 in the Student Leadership Chambers on the second floor of the Martin Center. Sign up here. The required code is TXWES. We’ll send out additional reminders and opportunities to sign up as the date nears.
Do your part to protect yourself and your RAMily. Get vaccinated.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, Texas Wesleyan will do the same. If you have any questions, please reach out to your COVID-19 Response Team.