Fall 2021 Coronavirus Updates

08/13/2021- As we have throughout the pandemic, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi remains in close contact with the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health Department and the Texas A&M University System regarding COVID-19. In light of recent developments surrounding the Delta variant, we must again ask the Islander community to contribute to our united effort ensuring a healthy and safe fall semester. 

To that end, all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to receive a COVID-19 test between August 23 and September 10. Tests will be available on campus free of charge and all testing must be a university-administered test. 

Appointments for testing will be made online and the University will conduct several large mass testing events in the coming weeks as we expand our testing capacity. More information is forthcoming as details become available. 

While the University does not require face coverings or vaccinations, we encourage every Islander to consider getting vaccinated, wear a face covering while indoors, and wash your hands frequently to aid in reducing the spread of COVID-19.  

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus. Students, faculty, and staff who test positive are required to report their test results to the University through our portal, and regardless of vaccination status, must self-isolate for 14 days. Those who come into close contact with someone who tests positive should:

Fully Vaccinated people OR people who have had COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and have recovered do NOT need to self-isolate after contact with someone who has COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.  
Unvaccinated people must self-isolate after contact with someone who has COVID-19 for 14 days and continue to monitor for symptoms.
As always, thank you for your cooperation and patience with this constantly evolving situation. Future updates will be posted on our coronavirus site and communicated via campus announcements.