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Sanctions under review for those who skipped mandatory testing

September 20, 2021, 4:30 p.m. CDT

More than 79,000 COVID-19 tests completed during mandatory effort; 12,000-plus vaccinations given on campus so far

Texas A&M University reported a 4.19 percent positivity rate from the 79,079 tests done on campus during a three-week mandatory testing period that ended earlier this month.

For those who did not receive an exemption from testing and failed to show up after multiple email notifications, compliance officials are reviewing records and are in the process of notifying students, faculty and staff about possible sanctions outlined in an Aug. 22 message. If you are not exempt and have not tested, the best way to mitigate any sanctions is to test at your earliest opportunity.

Meanwhile, more than 12,000 vaccines have been given by Student Health Services as of Monday.

The campus community in Bryan-College Station can get no-cost vaccines at the following locations this week:

  • Student Health Services, A.P. Beutel Health Center. An appointment is required at this site.
  • 12th Man Hall at the Memorial Student Center: Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - walk up; no appointment required.
  • Corps Quad, Plank LLC Lobby: Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon - walk up; no appointment required.

Those at other A&M campuses across Texas should check with their respective websites for vaccine locations.

Safe: Health experts agree that COVID-19 vaccines can keep you from getting and spreading the virus and help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

Incentives: After you are fully vaccinated, enter through the Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program’s portal. Almost 18,000 students, faculty and staff had entered the random drawing as of late Friday afternoon. Read about the prizes on our COVID site.

Flowcharts for students and employees are detailed on the A&M guidance site for those who test positive for the virus, or if you have had a close contact with a person who tests positive. Regular updates are posted on this guidance page.