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TTU System Building Notification

October 7, 2020

Dear TTU System Administration:

We were made aware this afternoon that Chancellor Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19, and as members of our team, we wanted to share this information with you.

A message from Chancellor Mitchell will be shared publicly soon, and a link to that message is provided here. He is experiencing mild symptoms, is currently isolated and will be working from home. 

Please know that the CDC and health department protocols, including those for contact tracing, are being conducted. We also are having the entire Chancellor’s Office and the common spaces cleaned and sanitized in following appropriate guidelines to limit potential spread and maintain a safe working environment.

We are committed to supporting a healthy and safe work environment, and out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to provide you this notification. Please know we will continue to monitor this situation and provide support and updates as necessary. 

Your health and the health of the TTU System community remain our priority. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate, seek guidance from a health care provider, and follow instructions from your health care provider regarding testing and treatment. Additionally, we ask that you please remain in regular communication with your supervisor and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Kendra Burris
Deputy Chancellor, Texas Tech University System