As Texas and the nation make progress in reining in COVID-19, TWU departments have begun planning their return to full capacity. Jason Tomlinson, vice president for finance and administration, outlined changes TWU administrators have made in COVID-19 measures in a recent message to the community.
Effective April 26:
- Meetings/events with 10 or fewer attendees will no longer require VP approval. All meetings/events with 11 or more attendees will still require VP approval through the In Person Meeting and Event Request. Requests should be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the event
- Indoor meetings/events involving non-TWU individuals (i.e. not faculty, staff, and students) are now permitted
- Meetings/events involving the consumption of food/drink are now permitted; however, 6-foot spacing will need to be enforced during such events as face masks would not be worn while eating
Social distancing and face mask use are still required. The only exceptions to the requirement to wear a mask indoors are:
- When eating/drinking while socially distanced, or
- When in a private office space, defined as a single office not open to common/shared spaces
Consideration should be given to employees who do not yet feel comfortable meeting in person. Virtual attendance options for in-person meetings should still be made available whenever possible.
As conditions and public health guidance allows, administrators hope to be able to further relax preventative measures over the course of the summer.