A Message from the President: Update on COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Published: Mar 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Yesterday, Governor Abbott announced an end to mandatory face coverings effective Wednesday, March 10, and a return to 100% capacity for businesses. We are seeking guidance from the Texas A&M System and Nueces County and City of Corpus Christi officials before making any changes to our safety procedures at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

We ask all Islanders to continue following all safety protocols including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing while we seek guidance. As information becomes available, we will share it through a campus announcement, on our social media channels, and on our coronavirus web page.

Information on Vaccinations

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received authorization to serve as a secondary COVID-19 vaccination site in January. We received a very small shipment which was administered to our first responders and front-line health care staff in vaccination group 1A. Vaccine shipments are currently focused on primary vaccination hubs within the city and county, and we do not know if or when we will receive an additional shipment. We encourage those individuals interested in receiving a vaccine to register for one of the clinics being offered through the Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health District or Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Information on Testing

As a reminder, COVID-19 testing is available for all students, faculty, and staff free of charge through the University Health Center. For more information or to sign up, please follow this link.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work to determine our next steps. The health and safety of our campus remains our top priority and your diligence continues to help us safely navigate through this public health crisis.

Thank You,

Dr. Kelly M. Miller, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi