DBU COVID-19 Response and Protocols

COVID-19 case count as of 5/14/21 among all DBU faculty, staff, and students on campus and off campus: 0

May 19, 2021 UPDATE: Face coverings are optional on campus and only required in the classroom until further notice.


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May 19, 2021

Dear DBU Family:

Since my May 12, 2021, e-mail to you providing the update on our COVID policies, a lot has changed.  In fact, it was just the day after I issued my e-mail that the Center for Disease Control updated their guidance.  Since that time, you have likely seen additional information in the media about guidance and updates, especially as it relates to mask mandates.  Just yesterday, Texas Gov. Abbott issued an executive order stopping nearly every governmental entity within the state – including school districts and public universities from requiring or mandating masks.  Just today, I received a notification that face coverings are no longer required at Texas A&M University.

We have also had time to assess and review the results from the survey that was submitted to you, and it was overwhelmingly clear among a significant number of faculty, staff, and students of your preference for face coverings to be optional on campus.

I am so pleased that the COVID case count continues to drop in Dallas County and the 14-day COVID case count average continues to fall.

Effective immediately, face coverings will be optional on campus and only required in the classroom until further notice.  A decision will be made about whether face coverings will be optional in the classroom at some point in June, but for now this will be our position on the matter.

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Please read DBU's latest Clery Act Spring 2021 Notice for the entire DBU Community.