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Tips for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

It won't be like this forever 

The CDC and WHO have the most updated recommendations for everyone. Below you will find some specific ideas for TTU students.

Get Vaccinated. The best way to prevent severe illness from COVID-19, is to become vaccinated. For more information about the safety of vaccines, the vaccine incentive program, and where to get one, click the links.

Mask Up. Yes, we know that mask mandates are thing of the past. However, wearing a mask is one easy way to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19, so please choose to wear a mask.

If you are sick, stay home. Even if it is something that you'd normally be able to power through, be considerate of others (especially our friends with compromised immune systems and the elderly) and stay away from others.

If you have been exposed, self-quarantine. If you have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, you may be able to spread the virus, even if you aren't feeling sick. Consider self-quarantining (meaning do not leave your home) for 2 weeks and seek medical help if you develop symptoms. Even if you are not sure if you've been exposed, consider having very limited contact with the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. You can have a friend or family member deliver your groceries, or contact us at RISE if you need some support.

Emotional Well-Being. The Student Counseling Center is operational for TTU students and can provide resources and counseling for students struggling with stress, anxiety, loss, grief, or depression related to the pandemic. The University also provides free access to Therapy Assistance Online for students. Don't be afraid to reach out to them, or another mental health provider if you are struggling. Maintain your routine related to worship, therapy, and recovery meetings. (Did you know that you can attend an online AA meeting?) Likewise, be aware of friends and family who may be struggling and offer them resources and support.