Pandemic Recovery News Updates

 

Information as of: 11:35AM, July 2, 2020

Arkansas Tech University is currently in PHASE 1

The phase will be updated according to the pandemic recovery framework when parameters are met and reviewed by the COVID-19 Task Force and Executive Council.


Currently, there are 6 confirmed active cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) within Arkansas Tech University


Personnel from the ATU Health and Wellness Center are in communication with and supporting the individuals.

Ozark Employee Daily Health Screening Instructions

Russellville Employee Daily Health Screening Instructions

STUDENT DAILY HEALTH SCREENING INSTRUCTIONS

Any ATU student, faculty member or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to self-report to the ATU Health and Wellness Center by calling (479) 968-0329 or sending e-mail to hwc@atu.edu. Doing so will allow the university to communicate directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and take any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

ATU students, faculty and staff should continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Information as of: 8:30 AM, June 19, 2020

Arkansas Tech University is currently in PHASE 1

The phase will be updated according to the pandemic recovery framework when parameters are met and reviewed by the COVID-19 Task Force and Executive Council.


Currently, there are four confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville. 


Personnel from the ATU Health and Wellness Center are in communication with and supporting the individuals.

View Student Daily Health Screening Instructions (PDF)

Any ATU student, faculty member or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to self-report to the ATU Health and Wellness Center by calling (479) 968-0329 or sending e-mail to hwc@atu.edu. Doing so will allow the university to communicate directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and take any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

ATU students, faculty and staff should continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Information as of: 2:20 PM, June 4, 2020

Currently, there is one confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville.


 

In accordance with its responsibility to keep the university community informed, Arkansas Tech University is issuing a notice concerning COVID-19 relative to its Russellville campus on Thursday, June 4. 

ATU has confirmed that a member of the university community has tested positive for COVID-19. It is the first known positive case among the ATU on-campus community.

Personnel from the ATU Health and Wellness Center are in communication with and supporting the individual.

Any ATU student, faculty member or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to self-report to the ATU Health and Wellness Center by calling (479) 968-0329 or sending e-mail to hwc@atu.edu. Doing so will allow the university to communicate directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and take any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

ATU students, faculty and staff should continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the Arkansas Department of Health.

 

 

 

Information as of: 1:05 PM, June 1, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


Arkansas Tech University has released its pandemic recovery framework and accompanying documents. The framework is designed to facilitate a safe return to campus in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review the pandemic recovery framework and consider how it applies to their preparations for the fall 2020 semester.

RECOVERY FRAMEWORK COVER LETTERPANDEMIC FRAMEWORKPANDEMIC CHECKLIST

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

SUBSCRIBE TO UPDATES FROM GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON

 

 

 

Information as of: 5:15 PM, May 26, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


 Arkansas Tech University has established the procedures by which its eligible students may apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.

READ THE NEWS RELEASE REGARDING CARES ACT FUNDING FOR STUDENTS


Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas has announced an update regarding their health plans. They are the insurance provider for Arkansas Tech University. 

Read the update from Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield


The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 4:30 PM, May 12, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


View news release regarding ATU's provisions for Summer 2020 Operations

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 4:00 PM, April 27, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


View news release regarding ATU's provisions for Summer 2020 Operations

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 11:45 AM, April 23, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


View news release regarding ATU's provisions for Summer 2020 Operations

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

 

Information as of: 10:15 AM, April 20, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 9:30 AM, April 14, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

 

Information as of: 9:40 AM, April 7, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus


The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 8:40 AM, April 1, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Director of Health Services requests that if staff, faculty or students have been tested for COVID-19, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 or hwc@atu.edu as soon as possible.

Doing so will also allow the university to prepare for any necessary next steps in the event of a positive test, including communicating directly with others who might have been exposed to the virus and taking any appropriate cleaning and sanitizing measures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue social distancing practices consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines and directives from the State of Arkansas.


ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 8:40 AM, March 23, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus

Read the news release covering ATU's Board of Trustee's decision regarding refunds/credits for Housing, Meal Plans

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 2:03 PM, March 20, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus.

Read the news release regarding ATU's extension of virtual instruction through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

The ATU COVID-19 task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

 

 

 

Information as of: 11:30 AM, March 19, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus.

Our campus Coronavirus task force has reviewed our existing plans for communicable illnesses. The task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.


 

An Important Message from the ATU COVID-19 Task Force
As Spring Break approaches, students and employees are reminded of the importance of following guidance issued by the CDC, state and federal governments, and the ATU COVID-19 Task Force related to travel.

The ATU COVID-19 Task Force joins the state and federal government in advising against all non-essential domestic and international travel, including travel during Spring Break. If you decide to travel, be aware of health resources in your area and research the prevalence of the coronavirus in your destination location. Be reminded, you may be subject to government travel restrictions with little or no notice, and airlines may limit or cancel flights without warning. You will be subject to any restrictions in place at the time of your return, not just those in place at the time of your departure. Return to the U.S. may be difficult, and after your arrival, you may be required to stay away from campus for an extended period of time.

On March 12, ATU made the following decisions related to university-travel and university-affiliated activities:
*All out-of-state domestic university-sanctioned travel stopped on Friday, March 13. Any faculty member, staff member or student traveling out-of-state may be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.
*All university extracurricular events stopped on Friday, March 13. This policy will remain in place for so long as the university is engaged in exclusively virtual instruction.

The ATU COVID-19 Task Force has the health and safety of our communities as top priority. Please take care of yourselves, stay up to date on COVID-19 developments on campus and around the world, do your part to flatten the curve and help slow the spread of COVID-19, respect those around you, and be well.

 

 

Information as of: 7:15 PM, March 16, 2020

News release regarding Arkansas Tech University's response to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.


Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus.

Our campus Coronavirus task force has reviewed our existing plans for communicable illnesses. The task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

OFFICIAL INFORMATION NOTICE

Please make sure your cell phone numbers and contact information is current in your ATU Alert account. Do not believe rumors or any statements about outbreaks or class cancellations that are not direct from one or more of the following:

 

Information as of: March 13, 2020

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arkansas Tech University campus.

Our campus Coronavirus task force has reviewed our existing plans for communicable illnesses. The task force members are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health, and they are carefully monitoring information from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For daily updates on COVID-19 in the state, go to the ADH status update page.

OFFICIAL INFORMATION NOTICE

Please make sure your cell phone numbers and contact information is current in your ATU Alert account. Do not believe rumors or any statements about outbreaks or class cancellations that are not direct from one or more of the following: