Friday…a moment of silence

Dear Texas Woman’s Community,

This Friday will mark 18 months since the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 appeared in Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council is organizing a moment of silence starting at noon on September 3, and with our strengths in nursing and health care, they have asked us to join.

During that moment, we can reflect on the many lives we have lost to this virus, some listed on our COVID Remembrance page. We can also offer thoughts of gratitude to our healthcare heroes who have saved countless others.

Here at Texas Woman’s, I also want to remember our Pioneers Protecting Pioneers:

  • Risk Management personnel who led mitigation efforts, including contact tracing;
  • Facilities personnel who installed plexiglass and other defenses;
  • Custodians who took on extra duties in sanitation;
  • Housing and Dining staff who helped students move quarters during quarantines;
  • Student Health Services staff who stepped up to administer vaccines to faculty, staff, and others in the Texas Woman’s community; and
  • The many other faculty and staff who have contributed in various ways to keep our community safe.

My friend and colleague lost her father just on Saturday to COVID-19, so I am keenly aware that we are not out of the woods yet. What we do in solidarity at noon on Friday is simply honor those lives we have lost and offer thanks to those who have been and will continue leading us out of the pandemic. Please join me.

With a pioneering spirit,

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President

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