Message from Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. – Transition to Phase II
Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., issued Thursday (July 9) the following update to the Texas Tech University System Administration on transitioning to Phase II operations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Letter from Chancellor Mitchell:
I hope you are staying safe and doing well. I wanted to reach out and provide a quick update.
First, I would like to thank you for your help, cooperation and compliance with the protocols we have established at the Texas Tech University System Building to provide a safe work environment for our team. Our continued commitment to a healthy and safe return is not possible without your support—and for that I am thankful.
After consulting with our leadership team, we have confirmed our previously communicated timeline that beginning next week on Monday, July 13, the Texas Tech University System Administration will move into Phase II of our phased-in return in the TTU System Building and other work locations. Our Phase II operations includes a partial physical work presence of up to 50 percent workforce capacity.
Our vice chancellors and department leaders have done a great job communicating with their teams, coordinating times and schedules in the building for their respective team members and providing guidance during challenging times for everyone.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with our safe return website, where you will find further information, protocols and our detailed plan for our commitment to a safe return for the Texas Tech University System Administration. With additional people in the building we must stay vigilant in wearing our face coverings, continuing to implement social distancing and hold meetings virtually whenever possible.
We are continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic, its impact on our community, region and state, along with our institutions diligent planning and preparation for the upcoming semester. We remain in constant contact and in discussion with our System and university leaders as strategy and next steps are formed in this very fluid and ever-changing landscape.
If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to visit with your department supervisors or respective vice chancellors. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.
Chancellor, Texas Tech University System