Today, the State of Texas rescinded its mask mandate and will allow businesses to open at 100% occupancy, if they so choose. The state's decision takes effect on Wednesday, March 10.
For the protection of Trinity faculty, staff, students, and our neighbors in San Antonio, Trinity University remains committed to our ProtecTU Health Pledge and associated guidelines and policies. This means we will continue to wear face coverings, socially distance, manage capacities in venues across campus, and limit visitors to campus.
After consultation with health professionals and a review of the evidence-based data available to the University, Trinity will not make any changes in the near term to our current operations or COVID-related procedures.
Because we live, work, learn, and play in a congregate setting, our campus community is at greater risk from the transmission of the virus than the community at large. The ProtecTU protocols have been highly effective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Unfortunately, lax adherence to these guidelines during the recent winter storms resulted in a significant increase in transmission. Remaining vigilant is the best measure under our control for stopping the spread on our campus. In this way, we have the greatest opportunity to keep our campus open through the remainder of the spring semester.
For up-to-date information on Trinity's response to COVID-19, visit gotu.us/covid19.