Texas State lays out COVID-19 health, safety protocols ahead of fall semester start

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KXAN reports from SAN MARCOS, Texas. As another semester begins without an end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators at Texas State University discussed coursework, campus life, and health precautions. A virtual press conference was held Thursday morning by many university administrators to discuss their plans for the fall semester. The University of Texas in Austin and Texas State University collaborated on The provost and vice president for academic affairs, Gene Bourgeois, discussed the possibility of having classes again, while Cynthia Hernandez, the vice president for student affairs, described how life will be on campus this semester. Meanwhile, COVID-19 health and safety precautions for students and employees were discussed by Dr. Emilio Carranco, the chief medical officer. The university has already made detailed information on its COVID-19 strategy available on its website, which includes a list of 12 criteria for those on campus to follow. There are presently 102 open cases on Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard. The university’s optimism rate on campus was reported to be 3.2 percent as of Aug. 9.

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