Texas A&M University’s Up-To-Date COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Procedures, Testing, Reporting And More

Updated: August 31, 2021, 2:45 p.m. CDT

The most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance regarding campus procedures, testing, reporting and other helpful information can be found on this dedicated site. We update this site regularly and suggest you bookmark it.

Vaccines and Face Coverings

While Texas A&M does not require COVID-19 vaccinations, students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccination and wear face coverings, especially indoors (vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals). Find out more details about getting the vaccine on campus at no cost here: tx.ag/VaccineInfo. Other vaccine locations across Brazos County are found on the Health District's website.

  • Vaccines are powerfully effective against severe illness and death after infection with any variant of the virus, according to the CDC, which said most hospitalized patients nationwide, 97 percent, are unvaccinated.
  • Brazos Valley - a seven-county region which includes Aggieland - did not have any available ICU beds as of Saturday. Of the 582 hospital beds, 27 were available.

All Texas A&M students, faculty and staff - vaccinated and non-vaccinated - must take a COVID-19 test provided by Texas A&M before Sept. 10.

Find testing locations and times on campus: tx.ag/GetTested

If you TEST POSITIVE or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

  1. Stay home
  2. Get tested
  3. Complete self-reporting form: tx.ag/ReportingPortal
  4. Notify appropriate campus members
  5. Self-monitor and get support
  6. Determine when it's safe to return to campus

More details: tx.ag/PositiveGuide

If you're EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19:

  1. Determine if you're a close contact
  2. Complete reporting form: tx.ag/ReportingPortal
  3. Notify appropriate campus members
  4. Quarantine, if unvaccinated
  5. Self-monitor, if vaccinated
  6. Get tested (3 to 5 days after exposure if vaccinated; unvaccinated need to test on or after the eighth day of exposure.)
  7. Determine when it's safe to return

More details: tx.ag/ExposedGuide

Note: Vaccinated individuals would only have to self-monitor if exposed, whereas those who are not vaccinated will have to quarantine.

Aggies Living on Campus

On-campus residents who test positive for COVID-19, or are exposed to someone who tested positive, should submit the COVID-19 Report Form and inform their live-in residential staff. Residential staff are prepared to discuss available options and guide them through the next steps. Some residents may be able to isolate/quarantine in their own room or apartment, depending on their unique situation and where they live. Residents who are from a location beyond a five-hour drive from College Station might have the option to isolate/quarantine in an alternate location on campus.

Each case will be evaluated individually.

Contact the Department of Residence Life at 979-862-3158 or visit their website at reslife.tamu.edu for more information.

On-campus residents are strongly encouraged to be proactive and formulate a plan now for where they will go if they become ill or exposed, even those who are fully vaccinated. Residents who are able to return to their permanent residence to isolate/quarantine are strongly encouraged to do so and save the limited resources for residents who cannot logistically return home to isolate/quarantine.

Read all COVID-19 guidance for students for Fall 2021: tx.ag/StudentGuidance21

Read all COVID-19 guidance for staff/faculty for Fall 2021: tx.ag/SFGuidance21

While we had all hoped that the pandemic would not be an issue this fall, it is still a major factor, influencing how we live, work and study. Thank you for all you've done to keep Aggieland safe over the past last 1 1/2 years, and for your continued efforts in keeping yourself and your community healthy.