It’s also mandatory on the Texas A&M campus. Health care professionals say wearing a face covering is proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Fall enrollment totals 71,109 students.
More than 2,800 students were tested for COVID-19 in the program's first round.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reached rural communities, which Texas A&M rural health experts say already have sicker populations and limited resources.
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The university is ranked No. 20 among public colleges and No. 83 overall.
During a visit to campus, the White House’s COVID-19 coordinator credited the university’s low infection rate to Aggies’ commitment to selfless service.
The positivity rate was halved from 3.2 percent in Round One to 1.6 percent.