Texas Tech University

COVID-19 Absence Report

Pandemic Policy: Absence due to Illness 

Due to our focus on health and safety during the COVID-19 situation, you are encouraged not to attend class or otherwise participate in face-to-face events if you are feeling ill. 

Here are some precautions to take:

  • Maintain safe distances from others of approximately 6 feet.
  • Do not congregate in groups. Avoid group gatherings if possible.
  • Wear a mask when not alone. 
  • Wash your hands regularly several times a day and after returning to your residence from being out in public. 

 If you are ill and think the symptoms might be COVID-19-related, you should do the following:

  • Immediately call TTU Student Health COVID-19 Line at 806-743-2911
  • Self-report as soon as possible using the COVID-19 Reporting Platform 
  • Students may provide the clearance to resume in-person class to the Instructor of Record directly. 

If you test positive for COVID -19, self isolate immediately!

If you have interacted with individual(s) who have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Maintain a list of those persons and consult Student Health Services at 806-743-2911 or your primary care provider on next steps.

If your illness renders you unable to attend class and you have missed more than one week of class, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 806-742-2984 or submit a COVID-19 Support Form  to speak with a staff member who will work with you to determine options available to you.

COVID-19 Resources 

Student Health Services

Clinic for currently registered TTU students. Drive-up & Walk-up COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only

806-743-2848 | website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/studenthealth/

TTU Student Health COVID-19 Line

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call before scheduling an in person appointment.  806-743-2911


If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms call before in person appointment or for any questions you may have. 806-761-0111


National Disaster Distress Helpline

Provides immediate crisis counseling to those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.





Office of the Dean of Students