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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

WT administrators are working nonstop to make decisions that affect every person at the University. Our goal is to make choices that are helpful, fair and judicious for everyone. We ask for patience and understanding as the information we receive changes quickly and can impact prior decisions and actions.

To report COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 symptoms, or potential exposure among WT students, faculty and/or staff, please complete the WT COVID-19 Notification Form.

For issues related to COVID-19 on WT’s campus or for other COVID-19 questions, please send an e-mail to COVID19@wtamu.edu. 

Effective June 1
COVID-19 Safety Protocol Changes

Last updated on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (CST)

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff should direct questions to COVID19@wtamu.edu.

Students

Students should direct questions about rules and procedures related to COVID to COVID19@WTAMU.EDU. Students who have medical related questions or are not feeling well should contact Student Medical Services at 806-651-3287

How You Can Help

A few easy things we can all do include:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

West Texas A&M will continue to work with federal, state and local officials to monitor potential risks. If conditions change, we will update our campus community. You can find updated information about COVID-19 disease activity and recommendations at these sites:

WTAMU COVID-19 Cases

Recent Trends

There were 2 confirmed cases for the week of 07/12/2021 – 07/18/2021

Below is breakdown of the cases reported for the week of 07/12/2021 – 07/18/2021

  • No individuals were WTAMU students
    • 0 students attending courses online via remote access
    • 0 students attending courses on campus
    • 0 students not currently enrolled or attending coursework
  • 2 individuals are WTAMU employees

There were 3 confirmed cases for the week of 07/05/2021 – 07/11/2021

Below is breakdown of the cases reported for the week of 07/05/2021 – 07/11/2021

  • 2 individuals are WTAMU students
    • 1 student is attending courses online via remote access
    • 0 students are attending courses on campus
    • 1 student is not currently enrolled or attending coursework
  • 1 individual is a WTAMU employee

Long Term Data

There have been 979 total confirmed COVID-19 cases among WTAMU students and employees since March 1, 2020.

Of the 979 total confirmed cases among WTAMU students and employees:

  • There are four active cases
  • 975 cases have recovered
    • One case recovered last week (07/12/2021 – 07/18/2021)

Below is the breakdown of the cases reported beginning March 1, 2020 through July 18, 2021

  • 847 individuals were WTAMU students at the time of reporting
    • 127 students were attending courses via remote access
    • 23 students were not actively enrolled in courses but reported positive tests (examples: summer semesters or winter break)
    • 697 students were attending courses on campus
  • 132 individuals were WTAMU employees at the time of reporting

WTAMU COVID-19 Testing

WTAMU offers COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, and staff through Student Medical Services or through the Athletics Program. 

Since 07/24/2020, WTAMU conducted 8,027 COVID-19 tests with an overall positivity rate of 6.72%.