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Employees' return to campus delayed

All Texas Woman’s University employees were expected to return to their offices on July 1, with protective face coverings and health and safety protocols in place. However, due to the increase of new COVID-19 cases in the state, the return date has been pushed to July 20.

Some employees may return before that date, depending on the function of their office. Whenever you return, the university has issued a guide for returning to work on campus. Some highlights:

  • All employees are required to complete the COVID-19 reboarding training on TWU’s Coronavirus website.
  • Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, including the use of EPA-registered disinfectants that quickly inactivate the COVID-19 virus.
  • Risk Management employees are trained and certified in contact tracing by Johns Hopkins University, allowing for TWU to quickly identify individuals who might have been exposed to COVID-19 and quarantine them if the occasion should arise.
  • TWU employees, students and contractors are required to wear face coverings inside TWU buildings or when within 6 feet of others. The exception to this rule is when employees are in their personal office.
  • Elevator occupancy has been reduced to four or less at a time. Staircases have been designated as “up” and “down” where possible.

TWU students also received a return to campus update from Student Life.

The delayed return to campus also has affected the phased return to research plan by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Information that TWU researchers need to restart their research projects is available on the updated (as of June 30) website.