Current Situation

As of: July 8, 2020 6:32 pm 

Baylor University continues to provide limited, yet essential on-campus services.

  • Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus.
  • Effective July 2, 2020: Texas Governor’s Executive Order establishes statewide face covering requirement in most counties.
  • Employee and supervisor notification procedures regarding presumptively positive or positive tests for COVID-19.
  • The Summer II online term runs July 9 to Aug. 12, 2020.
  • Phase 4 of a five-phase strategic return to on-campus work is underway with staggered returns through Aug. 19, 2020.
  • On-campus services are limited to essential campus services. Meals are to-go M-F at East Village Bakery.

2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

  • Texas Department of State Health Services reports 220,564 confirmed cases in Texas (104,467 active).
  • Waco/McLennan County reports 2,283 confirmed cases (1,941 active).
  • Since the summer semester began on June 2, there are 34 cumulative Baylor-related cases. (Updated July 8, 2020.)

Keep Working: Return to Campus

Baylor is preparing for a phased return to on-campus work. Informed by the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities, the University COVID-19 Task Force has developed a five-phase strategic reopening of campus.

Latest Updates

Jul
8
2020
What will Baylor University’s fall semester look like?
Jul
2
2020
This information outlines the notification steps Baylor University employees and supervisors need to take when an employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, waiting on test results or has a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test.
Jun
25
2020
Thank you for your resilience and support during the past few months as Baylor University joined higher education institutions and communities around the world in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the spring semester behind us and our online Summer of Discovery academic sessions in full swing, we now turn our eyes to the fall.
Jun
25
2020
Thank you for your resilience and support during the past few months as Baylor University joined higher education institutions and communities around the world in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the spring semester behind us and our online Summer of Discovery academic sessions in full swing, we now turn our eyes to the fall.
Jun
21
2020
Today we are announcing an important public safety measure as we continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the Waco area. Effective Monday (June 22, 2020), face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) in all buildings on the Baylor campus.
Jun
20
2020
We learned today from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District that two Baylor University students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students live in on-campus housing and have self-isolated, according to CDC and local public health guidelines. Contact tracing is being coordinated through the local health district in conjunction with Baylor Health Services.
Jun
16
2020
WACO, Texas – Baylor Athletics announced Tuesday, three of 59 tested student-athletes, all residing off campus when tested, are confirmed positive cases for COVID-19.
Jun
16
2020
What’s the difference between face-to-face, hybrid and synchronous and asynchronous online classes?
Jun
16
2020
Earlier today, Baylor Athletics announced that three student-athletes – all residing off campus when tested – have tested positive for COVID-19.

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