Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

A student’s guide to avoiding COVID-19 infection and impact

A student’s guide to avoiding COVID-19 infection and impact

Zoe Tzanis, Life and Arts Desk Editor August 29, 2021

As UT eases back into in-person learning, campus floods with returning students causing many to fear a resurgence of COVID-19 cases within the UT community throughout the semester. With the help of...

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

UT faculty petition for mask mandates in class to ensure greater safety measures

Kaushiki Roy August 25, 2021

Almost 800 University faculty signed a petition to allow for a mask and vaccine mandate on Aug. 11, after UT announced faculty could switch their classes partially or completely online just weeks before...

Students vaccinated on campus can recover vaccine cards through UT Health Austin website

Students vaccinated on campus can recover vaccine cards through UT Health Austin website

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook. A recent poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found the majority of Americans support...

Campus organizations protest at tower, demand for vaccine, mask mandate at UT

Campus organizations protest at tower, demand for vaccine, mask mandate at UT

Marisa Huerta August 25, 2021

On Wednesday, campus organizations and community members demanded the University implement weekly testing and a COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandate during a protest at the UT Tower. The rally was assembled...

UT professors strongly encourage students to get vaccinated, wear masks in classrooms

UT professors strongly encourage students to get vaccinated, wear masks in classrooms

Marisa Huerta, Kaushiki Roy, News Reporters August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook. Some UT professors would like to enforce greater COVID-19 safety precautions, such as masking in their classrooms, despite...

COVID-19 could infect thousands of students in fall semester, UT researchers project

COVID-19 could infect thousands of students in fall semester, UT researchers project

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as a part of the August 23 flipbook. Over 10,000 UT students could potentially contract COVID-19 during the fall semester according to an Aug. 11 report published...

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

Katy Nelson, News Reporter August 23, 2021

UT researchers found in an Aug. 6 report that if schools open without COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the community does not strengthen compliance with cautionary measures such as masking and social distancing,...

UT-Austin COVID-19 testing demand jumps as campus availability remains limited

UT-Austin COVID-19 testing demand jumps as campus availability remains limited

Samantha Greyson, News Reporter August 23, 2021

UT’s COVID-19 testing availability is booked three days in advance despite the University upping its testing capacity to offer 15,000 tests in the first week of school. This follows UT’s requirement...

Graphic showing the trend of Austin-area COVID-19 statistics

Student leaders call on the University to implement more COVID-19 safety protocols

Sheryl Lawrence , News Reporter August 23, 2021

Student leaders are calling on University administration to mandate masks and abolish attendance policies in response to student concern about the upcoming semester with COVID-19 cases rising in Austin...

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Austin

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Austin

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter August 23, 2021
The Daily Texan compiled a list of free COVID-19 testing sites in Austin to simplify the testing process for students seeking to meet UT's testing requirement.
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UT Proactive Community Testing program reached capacity Monday, Tuesday

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 17, 2021

Nasal and saliva COVID-19 tests through UT’s Proactive Community Testing program are completely booked for Tuesday, PCT program director Jessica Klima said. The University announced last Monday that...

UT-Austin professors can teach at reduced capacity for first several weeks, provost says

UT-Austin professors can teach at reduced capacity for first several weeks, provost says

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter August 17, 2021
Professors will have the option to teach reduced-capacity classes until Sept.17.