Coronavirus Update from President Wendler

WT Family Community,

Your health and safety are our top priorities. We are continuously monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the globe. At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected cases among the West Texas A&M University community.

Symptoms of the virus are similar to the flu and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have traveled or know someone who has, watch for symptoms and call your medical provider if symptoms develop. Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick. It is always important to wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, disinfect frequently touched objects and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Monday, March 2, 2020, The Texas A&M University System issued restrictions on foreign travel that impacts the faculty, staff, and students of all 11 member institutions and eight state agencies. The A&M System will continue to monitor the outbreak and provide updates.

For updated information about COVID-19 disease activity, you can visit the websites of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Travel Health Notice, the World Health Organization, and the Randall County Department of Health.  

For questions, faculty and staff should contact Jon Davis, Assistant Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success at 806-651-2872 or and students should direct questions and concerns to Student Medical Services at 806-651-3287.

We will continue to monitor the outbreak and keep you updated. For more information, visit

Walter V. Wendler