Texas State temporarily moves classes online

Staff Report
SAN MARCOS — Texas State University students will be attending classes remotely for a short period¬†of time.
In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases, the university announced Monday that classes will be temporarily moved to online or remote delivery Jan. 18 through Jan. 30.
“I cannot stress this enough — it is critical that we all follow the steps we know protect us from COVID-19,” said Denise Trauth, Texas State University President, in a letter to the campus community. “While the university cannot mandate actions, I strongly encourage you to be vigilant about wearing a mask, social distancing as much as possible, test regularly, get vaccinated and boosted.”
On-campus housing will open as planned and students who reside on-campus will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test prior to move-in. Alkek Library, transportation services, residence halls, dining services, and access to recreation centers, the LBJ Student Center and the Student Health Center will still be available.
Texas State intends to return to face-to-face instruction on Jan. 31.
“I know this is not the start of the semester we were all looking forward to,” Trauth said. “We are taking these actions out of an abundance of caution and are hopeful the surge will peak quickly. Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and willingness to keep our university safe.”

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