Texas Tech Announces Changes To Events And Gatherings
Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec emailed the Texas Tech community on Wednesday alerting students and staff to changes being implemented on campus to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on the campus of Texas Tech and throughout the City of Lubbock.
According to the email, Texas Tech will now require all events and gatherings of more than ten people scheduled between today and November 30 to be moved to an online, virtual format or be postponed. Schovanec did say that all classes between now and Thanksgiving break will continue.
Texas Tech athletic events and the December Commencement will move forward with "safety enhancements".
Texas Tech Football won't play another home game until December 5 when the Kansas Jayhawks come to Lubbock. Texas Tech has cancelled tailgating for that game and later this week, Texas Tech is expected to announced reduced seating capacities at all athletic events. Texas Tech also announce that they will have more strict enforcement of mask-wearing.
Schovanec did warn that Lubbock health authorities could recommend against in-person graduation events.
We have communicated with December graduates and their families to inform them that we must be prepared to respond if conditions in our city continue to deteriorate and local health authorities recommend that we not proceed with in-person commencement exercises.
Texas Tech men's basketball is scheduled to tip-off on November 25th against Northwestern State in Lubbock. It's unknown as of Wednesday what the seating capacity will be inside the United Supermarkets Arena.