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UPDATE January 12, 2022: Remote Learning Extension through January 28, 2022
Due to the continuing surge in the Omicron variant cases, current spikes in hospitalizations, the City of Austin remaining in Stage 5, and the COVID-19 risk-based guidelines, ALL classes will continue remotely through January 28, 2022. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, January 31, 2022.

 

We are committed to maintaining a safe on-campus, in-person experience for our entire campus community.  Therefore, we are extending our precautionary measures given diligent close monitoring of the public health situation and following the science. The current projections for this Omicron variant surge timeline warrant an extension of remote learning through January 28, 2022.

Please note the following:

  • On-campus student support services are open and available, such as the Downs-Jones Library, Center for Academic Excellence, counseling center, and other support services.
  • We will continue to use the HT Ram Check mobile app for access to campus. Please contact the Safe & Healthy Rams coordinator for assistance at safehealthyrams@htu.edu and 512.505.3019.
  • Masks will continue to be required in all indoor public and shared spaces on campus and strongly encouraged outdoors when unable to physically distance.
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We are continuing our close monitoring of the public health situation and following the science to put protocols, procedures, and guidelines in place to ensure a safe and healthy campus environment. Given the current rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the City of Austin’s return to Stage 4, and the COVID-19 risk-based guidelines, the University will adhere to the following:

  • ALL classes will begin remotely on Monday, January 10, 2022. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, January 31, 2022.
  • Residence Halls will reopen as planned for move-in on Friday, January 7, 2022. The Office of Residence Life will contact residential students directly to facilitate their return to campus. More information about move-in can be found below.
  • Students who have not yet picked up their Microsoft Surface should reach out to HT Information Technology to have a device sent to you.
  • We will continue to use the HT Ram Check mobile app for access to campus. Please get in touch with the Safe & Healthy Rams coordinator for assistance at safehealthyrams@htu.edu and 512.505.3019.
  • Report any positive COVID-19 test results, symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case on HT Ram Check.
  • Masks will continue to be required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and strongly encouraged outdoors when unable to physically distance.
  • All students must have either a COVID-19 vaccination record or approved exemption on file with the University. Please submit documents tovaccinations@htu.edu.
  • Routine COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics will continue through the Spring semester. 

Vaccination and booster shots remain a critical layer of protection and still our most powerful tools against COVID-19. Vaccinations plus booster shots are the best protections against hospitalization and symptomatic infection. Therefore, we continue to encourage vaccinations and boosters.

Please monitor this page for routine updates to our Campus Reactivation Plan. Our Campus Reactivation Plan is a living and dynamic document of all protocols and policies, guiding Huston-Tillotson University through this global pandemic and public health crisis. What remains paramount is the overall well-being of members of our campus community by maintaining safe and healthy living, learning, and teaching environments. Please reach out to the Safe & Healthy Rams office at safehealthyrams@htu.edu or 512.505.3019 with any questions.

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July 15, 2021

A person with long hair Description automatically generated with low confidenceDr. Daniela Zuniga Carlier joins the HT #fRAMily as our Safe and Healthy Rams Coordinator.

Dr. Zuniga Carlier will manage many aspects of our reactivation efforts, serving as the central point of contact for our reactivation policies and procedures, including conducting any contact tracing needed over the next year.

About Dr. Zuniga Carlier:

Dr. Daniela Zuniga Carlier studied Veterinary Medicine in Mexico, and received her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in environmental and global health at the University of Florida. She was born in Colombia, and she grew up in the United States and Mexico. She is passionate about environmental justice, animal rights, gender and race equality, global health and keeping the community safe.

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