2021-2022 Guidance from Campus

Details on Excused Absences and Steps on What To Do if You Test Positive or Have A Close Contact

Updated on 09/06/2021

Texas A&M University released additional guidance on the following topics:

  • Mandatory Testing
  • Testing Positive
  • Close Contact
  • Excused Absences
  • Personal Responsibility

View the full update on the official Texas A&M COVID-19 website.

Research Status and Plans Entering the Fall Semester

Updated on 08/27/2021

The following statement on clinical and human subjects activities was issued by the Vice President for Research:

Clinical and human subjects activities that require in-person contact with research participants should continue best practices. Investigators should implement standard operating procedures including maintaining personal hygiene, use of appropriate PPE, cleaning/disinfecting of shared spaces/equipment, and infection control. Faculty, staff, or students should avoid over scheduling to reduce traffic in shared hallways and visiting centers.

You can view the full list guidelines, including guidelines for standard protocols and travel, as well as other updates on the Vice President for Research's COVID-19 webpage.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Syllabus Statement

Updated on 08/18/2021

The following syllabus statement on the value of vaccinations and masking was developed by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Administration:

To help protect Aggieland and stop the spread of COVID-19, Texas A&M University urges students to be vaccinated and to wear masks in classrooms and all other academic facilities on campus, including labs. Doing so exemplifies the Aggie Core Values of respect, leadership, integrity, and selfless service by putting community concerns above individual preferences. COVID-19 vaccines and masking — regardless of vaccination status — have been shown to be safe and effective at reducing spread to others, infection, hospitalization, and death.

You can also view this statement on the Faculty Senate's Minimum Syllabus Requirements webpage.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Management and Guidance Plans for Texas A&M University

Updated on 08/05/2021

The Office of the President issued extensive updates on the following topics:

  • Requirements for Everyone Returning to Campus in Fall 2021
  • Sanctions for Individuals Who Do Not Comply with Mandatory Reporting and Testing
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Testing 
  • Mandatory Self-Reporting
  • Vaccine Incentive Program and Availability
  • Case Investigation, Quarantine and Contact Tracing
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Classes
  • Travel Guidance
  • Enhanced Ventilation - HVAC System
  • Additional Information For Texas A&M Sites Across The State

View the full update on the official Texas A&M COVID-19 website.

Official University Guidance on COVID-19

Official university updates can be found on the Texas A&M COVID-19 website, including guidance on the following topics:

  • University Policies
  • Face Coverings
  • Free Testing Sites
  • Policies for Students
  • Policies for Faculty and Staff
  • COVID-19 Reporting Data

COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Free testing is available for students, faculty and staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is known or suspected to have COVID-19. Those who test positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms are required to self-report through the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Visit the Texas A&M Health COVID-19 website for more information on following topics:

  • COVID-19 Testing Locations
  • Scheduling a COVID-19 Test
  • COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • Testing Information
  • Resources from Local Health Departments