Tarleton Asks Students, Employees to Test for COVID before Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — In concert with efforts by The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton State University is asking students and employees to test for COVID-19 before beginning the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said he wants to make sure communities feel safe and can avoid any unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus, which has spiked nationwide.

“The greatest gift we can give our families during this holiday season is a negative COVID test,” he said. “Let’s do all we can to stop this pandemic and get back to life as we knew it. Thanks to everyone who chooses to take a test before heading home.”

Tarleton students and employees can call the Office of Compliance and Strategic Initiatives  at 254-968-9415 or their primary healthcare provider for testing information.

“As a parent and grandparent, I can imagine the peace of mind that a negative COVID-19 test can bring to the Thanksgiving table,” Sharp said.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.