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This page serves as the central location for all updates and guidance from the university on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Information will be revised to reflect the latest developments.


Guidance Related to the Coronavirus Disease

Current Situation

UPDATED: April 1, 2020, 1:20 p.m. | STATUS: 1 TTUHSC student has tested positive

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) was informed on Monday, March 30, that a student had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The student does not currently reside in a TTUHSC community. University staff and associated health officials are working diligently to identify and inform all individuals who may have come in contact with the student over the last several days. Additionally, TTUHSC leadership is in direct communication with the student to help with needs as they are identified.

The health and safety of our entire campus community continues as our highest priority. A dedicated team of university officials and medical experts are continuously monitoring and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Texas Department of State Health Services and other official sources. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is proactively planning for and assessing the impact of both business and academic continuity on our community as the situation evolves.

  • UPDATE: ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES ARE ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; THE UNIVERSITY IS OPERATING IN PHASE IV, ONLY MISSION-CRITICAL TEAM MEMBERS ON CAMPUS; CLINICS ARE OPEN WITH MODIFIED LIMITATIONS.

 

If you are a faculty or staff member or student of TTU, TTUHSC, TTUHSC El Paso or ASU and think you may have COVID-19 (coronavirus), call (806) 743-2911 to speak with a nurse.

 

 

  • All university clinical operations will continue as scheduled unless otherwise directed by your respective Vice President or Dean. We will adhere to our ambulatory clinic policies, direction from local health authorities and guidance from the CDC in addressing any COVID-19 related cases.
  • Managed Care response along with a listing of resources to assist with monitoring and procedures in dealing with COVID-19.

    Managed Care COVID-19 Page 


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Prevention Guidelines

If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness, seek care from the local health department or your personal health care provider. 

  • Avoid nonessential travel to countries/regions with travel advisories/restrictions.
  • Do not travel if you are sick, stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or sleeve – not the hands.
  • Fist bump instead of shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don't eat, drink, or smoke after others.
  • When using a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately after use.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid direct contact with animals (dead or alive).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.