To follow up on emails some of you received recently from the Texas A&M COVID-19 testing program, all Texas A&M AgriLife employees whose work location is on the Texas A&M University campus in Bryan-College Station are required to participate in the mandatory COVID-19 testing program. Employees will not receive a unique link.
- Exemptions from testing will be managed by Texas A&M AgriLife Ethics and Compliance.
- Testing is widely available across the flagship campus.
- Testing performed by other entities off-campus will not be accepted to meet the requirements of the mandatory testing.
- Employees who receive a course assignment in TrainTraq will have two weeks to complete the assignment confirming they have read and will adhere to the guidelines for campus-based employees.
Additionally, regardless of physical location:
- Faculty, staff or students who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone who received a positive test result for COVID-19 are required to log on to this REDCap site to report it and are asked to cooperate with the Texas A&M COVID-19 Operations Center.
- Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. This requirement applies regardless of vaccination status and even in the absence of symptoms. Requests to work remotely during quarantine should be directed to a supervisor.
Employees based away from campus are encouraged to get tested and should continue to follow current COVID-19 procedures until instructed otherwise. Questions may be addressed to Debi Fincher, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Ethics and Compliance, at 979-845-4789. Stay well,
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M AgriLife
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research