COVID-19 Checkup


October 22, 2020

SHSU Community,

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.

COVID-19 Updates

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.

Screenings Continue
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.

COVID Conversations

In this week’s COVID Conversations, Drew Miller continues to answer questions submitted to 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

COVID-19 Resources


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.

COVID-19 Work Group

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
Dustin LeNorman Athletics
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
Ad Hoc Members
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