Latest Update: Return to Campus

January 19, 2022

TSU Family:

Welcome to Spring Semester 2022.  Testing hours are as follows:

Student Testing
Mondays: 8am to 12noon to 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8am to 12noon
Location: H&PE 109

Faculty & Staff Testing
Monday-Thursday: 8am to 12noon
Location: Gray Hall 235
Faculty & Staff may test at H&PE 109 if that location is more convenient.

No appointment necessary.

For more information on COVID Testing please visit our COVID Testing FAQs or if you tested offsite and need to report a positive test, please call the COVID Hotline at (713) 313-5099 or submit online by visiting our COVID Reporting form.


PREVIOUS UPDATES

December 31, 2021

TSU Family:

Happy New Year! As we start a new year and new semester together, we want to update you on how we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff while providing a pathway for progress for our campus operations. The TSU COVID Prevention Center is vigilantly monitoring local, state, and federal health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the status of the COVID pandemic evolves, TSU will continue to adjust its response to slow the spread of the virus pending your Spring 2022 return. Below is an outline of what you can expect in the coming weeks:

  • Instruction will begin in an online format for students on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, (with the exception of students in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, who start on January 10th), and in-person instruction will resume January 24, 2022.
  • Residential Life & Housing will initiate move-in beginning January 14. All students who reside in Residential Life & Housing will be required to provide proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to move in. For ease and convenience, the university’s testing center will be open to students at no cost.
  • Employees will return to campus at reduced density with remote duties determined by supervisor. Units are encouraged to develop a plan to reduce density of employees in the office simultaneously. Please contact your supervisor if you have questions.
  • The COVID testing center will continue to provide rigorous testing, contact tracing, and vaccination programs. Booster dosages are encouraged and our commitment to providing vaccination opportunities throughout the Spring semester will remain. All updates to the COVID guide and the testing and vaccination schedule can be found here.
  • Social distancing and double masking are strongly encouraged. Athletic and other campus events will involve additional safety precautions that include attendance limitations on indoor gatherings through the month of January.

The Texas Southern University community is to be commended for commitment and adherence to our protocols. We will continue to use evidence-based practices, public health guidance, and increased surveillance to manage exposure and transmission on our campus.

Let’s continue to work together to keep our campus safe and show that Tigers Care.

 


September 21, 2021

TSU Family:

Texas Southern University is committed to transforming lives and preparing our students to achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations. To fulfill this commitment, the health and safety concerns resulting from rising cases of the Delta variant must be managed on our campus.

In response to this dire situation, effective immediately, all members of the TSU family – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors – should wear masks in all campus buildings and facilities. Free masks will be available for TSU Students in the Sterling Student Life Center and in the lobby of all residence halls. ( Read more)

New COVID guidelines have been instituted by our COVID Prevention Center (CPC). View the updated TSU COVID Guide.

Communications

What You Need To Know: CDC Coronavirus Fact

Click the image below to download for flyer.

Prevention

Prevention

Stop Spread

Stop Spread

Symptoms

Symptoms

Need Help?

If you feel that you have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms , please contact your physician immediately, or contact TSU Health Services at 713.313.7173. There is a list of actions to take if you do exhibit symptoms of COVID19.

COVID-19 Tips for Coping

Updated CDC Guidance : Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults