May 21, 2021 Update

In compliance with the Governor’s order, TWU will not mandate mask-wearing on our campuses—except in clinical settings such as Student Health Services or Dental Hygiene. You are welcome to continue wearing a mask if that is your personal preference or if you have not been vaccinated, per CDC guidance. The university encourages members of the TWU community to get vaccinated.

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TWU - Denton Vaccination Clinics

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021

Noon- 5 p.m.
Hubbard Hall, Denton Campus

Both the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the meningitis vaccine will be available. You can get both vaccines during the same visit.

Open to all members of the TWU community. Insurance will be accepted for both vaccines, but not required. COVID vaccine is free, but there is a $200 fee for meningitis vaccine if uninsured.

No appointment required. Please bring your picture ID and insurance card, if you have it. Walmart is operating the clinic and will take care of all other documentation requirements when you arrive.

Under 18? You will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or bring this COVID Minor Consent Form (pdf) with you, completed and signed by your parent/legal guardian.

Need to find a vaccination clinic near you? Text your zip code to 438829.

All of the current vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. TWU continues to encourage all members of the TWU community to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Vaccine FAQ

TWU's Summer Plans

TWU student studies online in the student union
  • Masks are no longer required indoors/outdoors in most locations on campus. Anyone who wants to continue wearing a mask may do so, and those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in accordance with CDC guidance.
  • Clinical locations on campus may still require individuals to wear masks, as permitted by the Governor's executive order.
  • Events and meetings will now be required to operate at 50% capacity, instead of full 6-foot spacing. This allows adequate space for those who are not yet vaccinated to comply with CDC guidance and maintain social distance.
  • Vice President approval will still be required for any event/meeting that is scheduled to occur prior to August 9 and involves more than 10 participants.
  • Summer courses will maintain the capacities previously planned.
  • Camp participants and staff now have the option to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated as an alternative to obtaining a negative test result within 5 days of the camp start date.

COVID Testing

Information about testing in the Dallas and Denton areas: 

gogettested.com

Information about testing in the Houston area:
covidcheck.hctx.net
houstonemergency.org 

AlphaDERA Labs is no longer providing testing on the Denton campus.

COVID Reporting

If you think you are sick, or were exposed to someone who was, you must report it. 

Employees and students are required to report all suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as close, prolonged exposure to other individuals who may have COVID-19, using the confidential online form.

COVID-19 Reporting Form

Learn the difference between quarantine and isolation.

Required COVID-19 Self-Screening

All TWU employees, students and visitors are required to self-screen daily BEFORE coming to any TWU campus. This is in accordance with the Governor’s reopening guidelines.

For more details, download the COVID-19 Self-Screening Form

Supervisors, be sure to read the COVID-19 Prevention in the Workplace document

How To Self-Screen

Prior to coming to campus each day, assess yourself for any of the following COVID-19 signs or symptoms:

  • Feeling feverish or temperature greater than 100℉
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Unexplained new or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained muscle aches
  • Unexplained sore throat
  • Unexplained nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained congestion or runny nose
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Unexplained headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Close contact with anyone having COVID-19

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, STOP! Do not come to campus.

Reboarding training for employees

These requirements must be fulfilled before employees may return to campus:

  1. Notification from your supervisor of your campus return date.
  2. Completion of the reboarding training prior to returning to campus.

The online reboarding training covers new procedures and guidelines, as well as community expectations, necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The training currently is  available in two formats and works with Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers — it does not work in Internet Explorer:

To get credit for the training, you must sign the acknowledgment form that is linked on the last slide. If you have visual impairments and need the training in a format that enables screen readers, please email risk@twu.edu

The training also is available for students and other non-employees to voluntarily complete. We encourage everyone to check back and refresh themselves on current guidance as we continue to navigate the “new normal.”

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Requirements

TWU students and employees MUST notify TWU by completing the COVID-19 Reporting Form, if any of the following COVID-19 conditions are present:

  • You, someone you live with, or someone you have been in close, prolonged contact with is sick and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms*
  • You, someone you live with, or someone you have been in close, prolonged contact with is considered a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
  • You, someone you live with, or someone you have been in close, prolonged contact has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You, someone you live with, or someone you have been in close, prolonged contact has been instructed by Public Health Officials to self-isolate due to COVID-19

*See the CDC website for a list of possible symptoms.

Close is generally defined as within 6 feet, and prolonged is any exposure greater than a few minutes, according to the CDC. If any of the situations described above apply to you, complete COVID-19 Reporting Form. For further information, contact TWU Risk Management.

Additional Resources

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries contact Matt Flores at mflores48@twu.edu

Page last updated 4:31 PM, July 16, 2021