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Baylor University addresses Shelter-in-Place order

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 18:44:00-04

WACO, TX — Baylor University has announced changes after Waco-McLennan County declared a shelter-in-place order.

All Baylor offices will close to the general public at 5:00 p.m. Monday, and all building entrances will revert to card-swipe access only for faculty/staff and students.

Critical areas will continue – including health services, food services (to-go), emergency responders, public safety, mail, residence halls, janitorial and maintenance services, tech support, financial services and scientific research.

Residence halls will stay open for the students who received waivers to stay on campus. The Penland Dining Hall will remain open (to-go only). Student Health Services in the SLC will be open 8-5, Monday-Friday.

The Counseling Center will serve students via technology connections through the remainder of the semester. Pastoral care is also available through Baylor Spiritual Life and the University Chaplain.

Baylor libraries will be closed to walk-in traffic. However, library personnel will continue digitizing resources to support online teaching. Access to the libraries’ digital resources & online research support will continue.

The University says the teleworking procedures will be in effect at least through April 7.