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TAMUC: Mandatory COVID Testing For Students, Faculty, Staff

The Fall 2021 semester at A&M-Commerce begins on Aug. 30.
The Fall 2021 semester at A&M-Commerce begins on Aug. 30.

Texas A&M Unuiversity-Commerce has released its COVID-19 policy for the Fall 2021 semester. The plan features a provision that all A&M-Commerce students, faculty and staff participate in a mandatory COVID-19 testing program.

On Aug. 13, university president Mark Rudin emailed staff with the following message:

Dear Lion Family,

Recently, we received guidance from Chancellor Sharp and The Texas A&M University System regarding planning for Fall 2021.  In accordance with that guidance, we have developed the attached document, entitled “Fall 2021 COVID-19 Management and Guidance Plans” in order to communicate with the university community the plan for the fall semester.

Please note that all decisions made are based on CDC, State, A&M System, and local county health protocols.  We will continue to provide updates as changes occur.

Thank you for your commitment to our university.  I look forward to working with you in our shared efforts to make A&M-Commerce the best place to learn and work.

The complete policy document, which was attached to the above email, can be found here

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.