COVID-19

COVID-19 Protocols For Week Of Jan. 25

Testing availability, vaccine information and volunteer opportunities are outlined in this update.
By Texas A&M University January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

Howdy!

Thank you for your participation in our return to campus testing program. The tests have been helpful in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. We call on all Aggies to help prevent the spread and serve each other, as well as the community in which we study, work and live.

Below is a COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan 25.

Testing Availability

Schedule a free COVID-19 Test with or without symptoms, available throughout the semester. Seven sites across campus are open this week.

Periodic Invitations To Test

In an effort to proactively identify cases, we will conduct enhanced testing pushes every two to three weeks with additional convenient sites and hours during those windows to avoid wait times. This will be the norm throughout the semester. Please be responsive to our requests to participate in this testing program.

Reporting

If you have COVID-19, report positives and close contacts.

Vaccine Update

Texas A&M has received only a small allotment of doses. As a result, the campus currently is unable to serve 1B vaccine recipients. Currently, vaccine availability is limited nationally and the university has received only small numbers of vaccines for healthcare workers. We recommend you inquire with local providers. Here’s where you can check on the availability of the vaccine. We will also continue to update this Texas A&M webpage with information on vaccines as we know it. Here’s the plan outlined by the State of Texas.

Distancing And Registering Your Events

Please continue to avoid large and small indoor gatherings, particularly with people who do not live with you and where physical distancing and face coverings are not practiced.

Outdoor gatherings with physical distancing and face coverings are preferred alternatives.

There are still approved events with precautions on campus. To find out more on how to set up and register your event, consult the crowd gatherings page within the Office of the VP Student Affairs.

Volunteers Needed

We still need volunteers with our COVID-19 testing initiative. The volunteers are physically distanced from those testing and do not handle samples; they mostly help with logistics. A short training will be provided on site when you arrive for your volunteer shift. If you are in the Bryan-College Station area and interested in helping, please, click the link below to view times to sign up to volunteer.

timecounts.org/tamu-covid-testing/events/30691

Questions about volunteering can be sent to covidtest@tamu.edu.

Remember The Basics: It Works

Even if you have had COVID-19 (or vaccine), you should:

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