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TWU to observe moment of silence Friday, Sept. 3

Texas Woman’s University will observe a moment of silence at noon, Friday, Sept. 3, to mark 18 months since the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 appeared in Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council is organizing the moment of silence and asked TWU, with its strengths in nursing and health care, to join.

Individuals may use that moment to reflect on those who have lost their lives to the virus – some of whom are listed on the university’s COVID Remembrance page – and think of the healthcare workers serving on the front lines in the fight against the virus.

In an email to the campus community, Chancellor Carine Feyten also paid tribute to TWU’s Pioneers Protecting Pioneers:


Risk Management personnel who led mitigation efforts, including contact tracing;

Facilities personnel who installed plexiglass and other defenses;

Custodians who took on extra duties in sanitation;

Housing and Dining staff who helped students move quarters during quarantines; 

Student Health Services staff who stepped up to administer vaccines to faculty, staff, and others in the Texas Woman’s community; and

The many other faculty and staff who have contributed in various ways to keep our community safe.


“What we do in solidarity at noon on Friday is simply honor those lives we have lost and offer thanks to those who have been and will continue leading us out of the pandemic,” the chancellor said.