桃瘾社区

Update from Chancellor Lesa Roe

Friday, September 25, 2020

At 桃瘾社区, the total number of COVID-19 tests completed as part of our university program is 3,403. This includes random testing and patient-requested testing performed at our Student Health & Wellness Center, as well as routine testing performed as part of our NCAA Division I athletics testing program. Out of these we have had just 69 positives. In addition faculty, staff and students have voluntarily reported 152 positive tests performed by others. Between 桃瘾社区 Dallas and 桃瘾社区 Health Science Center, we have less than 40 positive cases reported.

This good news doesn't mean we can put our guard down, as we've seen several institutions of higher education become coronavirus hot spots. Some positive COVID-19 cases are inevitable, but by continuing to follow safety guidelines we can continue to keep those numbers low. When positive cases occur, our contract tracing protocols will help isolate exposure and limit the spread of the virus 鈥 your support of these efforts is greatly appreciated.    

桃瘾社区 FOOTBALL AT HOUSTON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
We will continue to put the safety of our students, faculty, staff and communities first, and sometimes we will have to make hard choices.  due to positive COVID-19 cases. Per Vice President & Director of Athletics Wren Baker: 鈥淥ur student-athlete health and safety is the priority in every decision we make and that is what this difficult decision is based on. We are hopeful we can resume safe activities soon.鈥  

Thank you our system-wide coronavirus response team for creating and executing a plan that's keeping our students, faculty and staff as safe as possible during this challenging time.

VIRTUAL BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING IN NOVEMBER
The upcoming 桃瘾社区 System Board of Regents meeting on November 18-19 will be held virtually due to coronavirus, as we continue to follow the state鈥檚 guidelines for indoor gatherings of 10 or more during the pandemic. A link to view the board meeting via livestream will be posted to the 桃瘾社区 System web site prior to the meeting. 

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Fall means election season, and I'd like to encourage all of our eligible employees to exercise their right to vote. Voting brings us together as Americans and allows us to have a say in the future of our local community and country.

The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 election is October 5, 2020. This can be either the postmark date or the date the application is received in the office of the voter registrar. You can obtain a voter registration application from your , libraries, most post offices, and high schools. You can also fill out a  or request a  be mailed to you. 

Thank you, 
 
Lesa B. Roe
Chancellor