October 22, 2020
We are entering the home stretch of the semester. Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving Break, final exams and fall Commencement. Now, more than ever, the university remains committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff as we continue to navigate COVID-19.
As Halloween approaches, we encourage students to celebrate as safely as possible. We know SHSU loves Halloween (maybe due to the color orange?), but continued diligence matters. While attending Halloween parties and haunted houses are traditional ways of celebrating the holiday, these activities may create an ideal environment for COVID-19 to spread. To minimize your risk of exposure to COVID-19, consider celebrating with safe, low-risk activities such as carving pumpkins outdoors, “booing” someone or hosting a Halloween-themed movie night with those who live with you (your bubble). Read more about recommended best practices for a safe and Happy Halloween at Today@Sam.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are added to the university’s dashboard every Monday through Friday, at approximately 4:30 p.m. To see the current number of cases, visit Dashboard Updates.
New COVID Kiosk on Campus
Beginning November 2, SHSU will soon offer another option for free COVID-19 testing to help our campus community mitigate efforts to slow the spread of the virus. The university has partnered with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Curative, Inc. to set up a testing kiosk on campus to administer saliva-based-PCR tests to students, faculty and staff and results are provided in less than 48 hours. Beginning, November 2, the testing kiosk will be located outside of the LSC in Bearkat Plaza. Testing will be available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Testing information will be available in next week’s edition of COVID Checkup and on the Student Health Center website.
Let’s finish the semester strong and get tested to keep COVID-19 from spreading on our campus.
Huntsville Memorial Hospital continues to provide students FREE symptomatic and asymptomatic testing on campus, every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specific testing information can be found on the SHC or Restart 2020 sites.
In this week’s COVID Conversations, Drew Miller continues to answer questions submitted to COVID19@shsu.edu. The goal of COVID Conversations is to provide clarity on how our campus community is navigating the pandemic. We encourage faculty, staff and students to continue to submit their pandemic-related questions to COVID19@SHSU.edu.
Since COVID-19 information seems to change on a daily basis, please refer to official university sources for the most accurate information. For the most current information, visit the Restart 2020 website daily.
|Drew Miller||Student Affairs|
|Brian Loft||Academic Affairs|
|Robert Williams||Health Center|
|Joellen Tipton||Residence Life|
|Ann Theodori||SAM Center|
|Stephanie Knific||Marketing & Communications|
|Rachel Shorter||Tech/Desktop Services|
|Matt Roberts||Facilities Services|
|Rhonda Beassie||Human Resources|
|Candace Walkley||College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Erica Bumpurs||Health Center|
|Mary-Katherine Breen||Academic Success Center|
|Wayne Barrett||College of Arts & Media|
|Anne Gaillard||Biology/College of Science & Engineering Technology|
|Steve Jeter||Public Safety|
|Jerrell Sherman||Dean of Students Office|
|Jessica Smith||Human Resources|
|Rachel Valle||Student Activities|
|Clint Lockwood||Enrollment Management|
|Terry Blaylock||Client Services|
|Kristy Vienne||Auxiliary Services|
|Bill Angrove||SHSU Online|
|Julie Schwab||Provost's Office|