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March 11, 2020: Tarleton Extends Spring Break

From: The Office of the President
Subject: Tarleton Extends Spring Break

Dear Tarleton Family,

The health and wellness of Tarleton’s students, faculty and staff are paramount as university officials plan for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it might impact the remainder of the spring semester. In preparation for the completion of the spring 2020 semester, we have decided to extend students’ spring break on all campuses for an additional week (March 16-20). Classes will resume on Monday, March 23rd.

Faculty and staff on all campuses have a one-day extension to spring break (March 16) and will report back to campus on March 17 to prepare for the remainder of the semester. The extension will help us plan for service to students and to mitigate risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The health and safety of our students and employees are top priority. Please note, there currently are no reported cases of the coronavirus on any of Tarleton’s campuses. However, as reports of COVID-19 continue to spread across the state and our service region, our priority continues to be the current and future well-being of all Tarleton Texans.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to monitor the university’s new COVID-19 webpage as it will be the primary source for updates.

Tarleton has created a mandatory reporting form for all students, faculty and staff traveling from or through any country designated as Level 2 or Level 3 by the CDC for COVID-19. Students who have been away from campus are encouraged not to return and await further information. If students have no other choice than to return, information will be provided on the COVID-19 webpage.

All upcoming university events and activities are in the process of being evaluated. Updates will be provided on the COVID-19 webpage.

This is a rapidly developing situation and details will be communicated as they become available. We continue to use the best advice and guidance available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the Texas Department of State Health Services. And we’re working with The Texas A&M University System to ensure that issues related to campus communities are appropriately addressed.

Dr. James Hurley
Tarleton State University
Box T-0001
Stephenville, Texas 76402