Texas Tech to offer free COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff


Texas Tech University will provide free, non-mandatory COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff.

As the university prepares for the fall semester, a drive-thru testing clinic will be available on campus beginning Monday, Aug. 3 through the start of classes on Aug. 24. 

University officials say additional details will follow for testing plans for after classes start. 

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec sent the following email to campus community: 

Dear Texas Tech Campus Community,

Since March, we've been communicating regular updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our university operations. Throughout this time, you have also provided me with constructive feedback that has been incredibly valuable to our planning process. I want to take this moment to thank all of you for your patience and flexibility and your willingness to work together through these challenges.

Later today, you will receive detailed updates on our plans for free, non-mandatory COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff. A drive-thru testing clinic will be available on campus beginning next Monday and running through the start of classes on August 24th. We will also provide additional details on our testing plans for after classes begin.

All messaging related to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on our resource site, and we continue to share weekly updates as part of our TTU Commitment. I encourage you to bookmark these sites and refer to them for the latest updates.

Thank you, again, for all that you are doing.

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