Coronavirus Update for Higher Education

The information on this page is updated regularly.  Last Updated on September 23, 2020 (11:30 AM CDT)

Texas institutions of higher education are taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) primary role in this crisis is to act as a facilitator, partner and an advocate for institutions of higher education, especially to:

  1. Serve as a resource to all Texas colleges and universities, to help collect information about and address the challenges they’re facing in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19; 
  2. Work with Governor Greg Abbott’s office, state leadership, and other agencies to ensure maximum flexibility of rules and regulations to help institutions adapt to the current public health emergency; and
  3. Collaborate with public and private institutions of higher education across the state to adapt to the changes that may be needed to ensure continuity of instruction for students through the current semester, and to prepare for the summer and fall semesters.

Please find below links to several resources that may be helpful to administrators, faculty and other campus stakeholders as they navigate the weeks ahead. This page will be updated continuously as new information becomes available.

THECB Updates:

Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott

Frequently Asked Questions

Institutions of Higher Education

Students, Parents and General Public

Online Resources

Information and Resources for Higher Education Institutions.


    Inquiries and Institution updates should be directed to Ginger.Gossman@highered.texas.gov.