Baylor, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M universities have announced that they will re-open for classes in the fall and will also resume their sports programs at that time.
As the state of Texas begins loosening its state-wide lockdown, its universities and colleges are ready to resume operations, according to the Hill.
In a Thursday teleconference, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp noted that the school is preparing to open 11 campuses for the fall semester. That includes the football program, he said, before adding that all due caution for student safety will be observed.
For his part, Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec also told students and faculty to expect a re-opening for the fall semester. He also noted, precautions will be put in place.
“We need to recognize that campus life will be different when we return in the fall,” Schovanec said in a letter released Wednesday to the school. “We are developing several ways to reduce the density of groups in our student facilities, large lecture-based classrooms, and our popular campus areas. These same plans extend to special events, including athletics.”
Lone Star State universities and colleges closed in mid-March as fears over the coronavirus overtook the nation.
Baylor University had already announced its re-opening schedule, and according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the University of Texas will be making its decision known by the end of June, if not before.
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