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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. 

WT is Prepared for Fall 2021

Last updated on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. (CST)

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff who have medical related questions or are not feeling well should contact Richard Smith, rcsmith@wtamu.edu, at 806-651-2740, or their health provider.

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 12 confirmed cases for the week of 10/04/2021 – 10/10/2021

Below is breakdown of the cases reported for the week of 10/04/2021 – 10/10/2021

  • 12 individuals are WTAMU students
    • 0 students attending courses online via remote access
    • 12 students attending courses on campus
    • 0 students not currently enrolled or attending coursework
  • 0 individuals are WTAMU employees

There were 21 confirmed cases for the week of 09/27/2021 – 10/03/2021

Below is breakdown of the cases reported for the week of 09/27/2021 – 10/03/2021

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

Long Term Data

There have been 1,218 total confirmed COVID-19 cases among WTAMU students and employees since March 1, 2020.

Of the 1,218 total confirmed cases among WTAMU students and employees:

  • There are 14 active cases
  • 1,204 cases are closed/recovered  
    • 21 cases closed/recovered last week (10/04/2021 – 10/10/2021)

Below is the breakdown of the cases reported beginning March 1, 2020 through October 10, 2021

  • 1061 individuals were WTAMU students at the time of reporting
    • 144 students were attending courses via remote access
    • 30 students were not actively enrolled in courses but reported positive tests (examples: summer semesters or winter break)
    • 887 students were attending courses on campus
  • 157 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 9,752 COVID-19 tests with an overall positivity rate of 6.56%.