Partial Power Outage on Campus

05/30/2024 08:53 AM

Campus Operations for 05/29/24 due to Partial Power Outage

Updated Post on 5/30/24 9:00 am

Updated list of buildings still without power:

  • Ag Mechanic Complex

Updated Post on 5/29/24 11:00 am

Updated list of buildings still without power:

  • Stafs Building
  • Ag Complex
  • Property Building
  • Campus Edge Residence Hall

Original Post on 5/28/24 7:30pm

A partial power outage impacts SHSU facilities. The timeframe to restore power is uncertain. Employees who work in the following buildings should contact their supervisor to determine whether to work remotely 5/29 or to work from the general use labs in CHSS Building, Newton Gresham Library (NGL) or Woodforest Building:

  • Stafs Building
  • Generals Market
  • IT Server Building (ITSB)
  • All of the old art buildings
  • Ag complex
  • Property Building
  • Ag Mechanic Building
  • Campus Edge Residence Hall
  • Sam South

Monitor shsu.edu/katsafe for updates.

The National Weather Service has issued 1 alert:

  • Flood Warning
    Walker County

    05/30/2024 10:02 AM

    ...The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX has issued a
    Flood Warning for the following rivers in Texas...

    Trinity River at Riverside affecting Trinity, San Jacinto, Walker
    and Polk Counties.

    For the Trinity River...including Crockett, Riverside, Romayor,
    Goodrich, Liberty, Moss Bluff...Minor flooding is forecast.

    * WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

    * WHERE...Trinity River at Riverside.

    * WHEN...From Friday morning until further notice.

    * IMPACTS...At 134.0 feet, Minor lowland flooding continues with the
    boat ramp in the Deep River Plantation Subdivision in Walker
    County inundated. Backwater flooding up Thomas Lake in Walker
    County floods the boat ramp in the Green Rich Shores Subdivision
    in Walker County.

    - At 9:30 AM CDT Thursday the stage was 133.4 feet.
    - Bankfull stage is 132.0 feet.
    - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage
    tomorrow morning and continue rising to 133.8 feet early
    Monday afternoon. Additional rises are possible thereafter.
    - Flood stage is 133.5 feet.
    - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
    133.7 feet on 03/10/2018.
    - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

    Instructions: Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/hgx. The next statement will be issued late tonight at 415 AM CDT.

Campus is operating as normal.

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In line with the CDC and the State of Texas Department of Health, SHSU and the Student Health Center are shifting from emergency pandemic response practices to sustainable health practices for COVID-19.

What does this mean? Vaccines, treatments, and testing will remain available. Other tools such as data sources and reporting will change.

  1. The US Government will continue to distribute free COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children. However, the Student Health Center will not have vaccines available.
  2. At-home antigen tests will be available for purchase at the Student Health Center for students only.
  3. PCR rapid testing will be available for students at the Student Health Center for students, and a charge for the test will be applied to student accounts. You can call the SHC for current pricing at 936-294-1805.

If you feel sick:

  1. Isolate/Stay at home
  2. Contact your medical doctor, students may contact the SHC Test and get treatment early
  3. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others, and reduce the risk of spreading illness

Please continue to refer to the CDC for the most up-to-date information

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