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Texas A&M University - Central Texas preparing for return with socially distant classrooms, free COVID-19 tests

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 18:26:42-04

KILLEEN, TX — Texas A&M University - Central Texas is doing what it can to ensure that in-person classes can safely start in August.

The university has been making several preparations to get ready for classes to take place on-campus for the fall semester.

In addition to ensuring that classrooms are set up for social distancing, they are installing hand sanitizer stations all over campus.

The school says they will also be offering free COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays for all faculty, staff and students.

“Anybody who has symptoms or who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive will be given the opportunity to get a test, only for faculty, staff and students, and we will be using that information to contact trace," said Shawn Kelley, Safety and Risk Management Officer for Texas A&M University - Central Texas.

The university will also be requiring everyone to wear a mask on campus. Some instructors will wear face shields for the hearing impaired to read lips.

More information is set to be sent out to faculty, staff and students and made available online. Texas A&M University - Central Texas says the situation is fluid and subject to change.