Spring Break will be longer this year at Texas Tech. Amid concerns of the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, Tech will cancel classes for the week after spring break, March 23 to 27. Classes Thursday (March 12) and Friday will continue as scheduled.
Beginning March 30, classes will resume via online instruction until further notice.
In a letter President Schovanec sent Thursday morning to students, faculty and staff, he wrote, at this time, there are no confirmed or suspected Covid-19 cases among the Tech community, including those studying and working outside the united States.
It will be a different atmosphere for the Texas Tech basketball teams playing in Kansas City Thursday at the Big 12 tournaments. Only a limited number of people tied to each team will be allowed into arenas for the men's and women's tournaments.
Tech's class schedule change is similar to many other colleges and universities around the state and nation. Here is a list of universities around the state that have already announced changes.
Click here - for a page Texas Tech has created with much more information, including contacts information for faculty, staff and students with questions.
This is the full message President Schovanec sent to the Tech campus community:
Dear Texas Tech University Community,
Today, I am announcing proactive measures designed to help limit the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk to our campus community. The health and safety of all members of the Texas Tech University community are our primary concern. At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases among the Texas Tech University community, including those who are currently studying and working outside the United States. As local, national, and global health recommendations shift to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking steps that will help protect our community. In keeping with these priorities, the University will adopt the following steps regarding post-spring break classes, university events, campus operations, and additional university resources:
We understand that implementing these changes with such limited notice will have broad impacts on our community and will present challenges for all of us. We are grateful for the patience and cooperation of all members of our community throughout this challenging situation. We ask that you continue to monitor your email and the university website for updates on this evolving situation.