UTEP Supports Community in Fight Against COVID-19 Surge
Monday, October 26, 2020
Yesterday, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued a Stay at Home/Stay Safe Order that requires residents of El Paso County to shelter at home except for essential activities and abide by a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Although educational activities at UTEP are considered essential and may continue to operate, the University has taken steps over the last few weeks to further decrease our density on campus. Many hybrid courses front loaded their on-campus activities earlier this semester and have continued online. We have been able to safely hold limited numbers of in-person and hybrid classes on campus by following best health practices and social distancing, and will continue to do so. Employees are highly encouraged to work from home when they can, and essential employees should continue to report to work.
Our campus community has done a great job of getting the basics right, and we ask you to remain vigilant when it comes to best health practices: wash your hands regularly, stay at least six feet apart, wear a face covering, avoid large gatherings and stay home when you are sick.
Warm Regards,Heather Wilson