TAMIU On-Campus Testing
Last updated: 09/18/20
Date Total Tested Positive Negative Inconclusive Estimated Recovered Positivity Rate* Laredo Positivity Rate
Cumulative Totals 1388 29 1341 18 17 2.09% 27.95%

*The Positivity Rate is the percentage of positive test results to the total number of tests conducted at TAMIU.

Updated: 09/17/2020

Office of the President

Dear University Community,

This Saturday,  the TAMIU Alumni Association presents its worldwide Virtual 50th Anniversary Bash, “Alumni@Home,” scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.  The Association is bringing the University home with over 13 hours of content celebrating TAMIU’s impact, legacy and ongoing mission. Find out more at: go.tamiu.edu/alumniathome 

Our observation of Hispanic Heritage Month is ongoing.  Upcoming virtual events open to the public include a reading and discussion of Mexican folktales featuring “500 Years of La Llorona” and a PBS documentary livestream and discussion of Día de los Muertos.   Find out more by visiting schedule at the new TAMIU Dustdevil Diversity website. 


Please continue to follow our dedicated online COVID-19 Response Center, for new information and resources, including weekly on-campus testing results posted every Friday.

Our  TAMIU Laptop Loaner Program is designed to provide needed technology access for our students. Computers are now being distributed.

Don’t  forget that links to Fall TAMIU CARES applications have been  distributed  by email to qualified students for assistance this semester.  Additionally, a separate link has been sent by email for international students for possible assistance outside of TAMIU CARES. Find out more at: www.tamiu.edu/cares/ or email tamiucares@tamiu.edu


We had a great response to our free administration of flu, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Whooping Cough, Pneumonia, Shingles and HPV vaccinations last Friday.  With the flu season set to begin, this early prevention effort was especially timely. Thanks to all who made this possible in Health Services and our partner, HEB. 

The 2020 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is underway. The SECC 2020 Directory is available under “Online Tools” in the Employee Resources tab on Uconnect, which also shares progress updates on our Campaign.

The TAMIU Staff Senate Book Scholarship application for the Fall semester is now available.  The deadline for submission is Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. 

 On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, we’re honored to host the virtual 2020  Walk to End Alzheimer’s benefit Participants will walk on their own to help raise  critical awareness  in the community. Find out more here.  If you’re interested in joining Team TAMIU in this worthy endeavor, here’s the team’s link.

Please continue to exercise and observe your personal responsibility during this health crisis.  We must all continue to do our part to protect all Dustdevils:  students, faculty and staff.  It’s the Dustdevil way.

As TAMIU Back Together we can and must help flatten the curve and speed the healing of our city, state, nation and world.   Our commitment must continue. It’s a matter of Life.


Be Safe. Be Well.


Pablo Arenaz, Ph.D.




How is it Spread?

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Coughing and sneezing

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Close personal contact

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 Not washing hands

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Touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

Prevent the Spread!

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Do NOT touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, throw tissue in trash

Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

Stay home from work or school if you have fever or are not feeling well.




Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or approximately 2 weeks after exposure.

Symptoms may include:

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Difficulty Breathing


If you have symptoms, contact a healthcare provider. Current TAMIU Students can call Student Health Services at (956) 326-2236 or visit Student Center (STC) room 125.


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