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Coronavirus Travel Notice - Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott

Travel Notice - Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday, March 26th  mandating quarantine for anyone traveling to Texas from either New Orleans or the New York tri-state area.

The order states that anyone arriving in Texas from either New York, Connecticut, New Jersey or New Orleans, Louisiana, must register with the Texas Department of Public Safety and immediately quarantine themselves at home or in a hotel for 14 days or until they leave the state, whichever occurs first.

Governor Abbott has charged the DPS with checking up on quarantined people affected by this order. If people are found to be in violation, they could face criminal charges.

For students who have already returned to the residence hall from these areas, you must immediately contact the department of Residential Living at (806) 651-3000 or housing@wtamu.edu to make arrangements for adhering to this 14- day quarantine. 

If you have any questions, please let us know.