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Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

Updated Mask Mandate

Please note that although the Governor of Texas is discontinuing the statewide mask mandate and certain other requirements as of March 10, 2021, The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) is not changing any of its current safety protocols, including its COVID-19 practices, which include mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing. CHCP, as the largest provider of allied health care graduates across the state of Texas, we will take the extra precaution to ensure the safety of all our team and students as well as to provide full continuity of education to our aspiring professionals. Thus, all employees, students and visitors must continue to comply with these precautions while on campus, until further notice.

Safely training the next generation of health care heroes

The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) makes the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff a top priority. CHCP continues to monitor the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Our safety decisions and actions are guided by the following principles:

  • To protect the health and safety of CHCP students, faculty, and staff, while maintaining the ability to provide high-quality academics, student support, and develop future health care workers.
  • To provide continuity in education and the pipeline of allied health graduates our communities so desperately need.
  • To adhere to information and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local city and county Public Health Departments.
  • To provide flexible solutions if unique situations arise, to facilitate the continuance of education.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") was passed, which authorized funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ("HEERF") to Institutions of Higher Learning. These funds are required to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

The College of Health Care Professions prides itself on disclosing all information that is important to our students, faculty, and staff. For details and FAQs, please access the CARES Act page.

** Information includes the initial, 75 -day, and quarterly report distributed on September 30, 2020.

Cares Act

Updated CHCP Campus Operations

CHCP campuses are open and are adhering to social distancing, cleaning, and mask safety practices.

  • Effective January 1, 2021, on-campus activities have resumed with proper social distancing. Contact your instructors for schedules.
  • Student support functions such as Financial Aid, Career Services, and Tutoring remain available either on campus or virtually. 
  • Please contact your local campus for visitor policies and questions.

CHCP On-Campus Lab Policies

  • Students are completing their lab competencies in small groups.
  • Students are assigned lab time based on their programs and social distancing capacity.
  • Staff are sanitizing high touch areas and tools between lab-based instruction.
  • Workspaces are staged and barriers are placed to keep students socially distant.
  • Simulation dummies are used in place of humans where possible.


What is CHCP’s mask policy?

Your health and safety is our #1 priority, and we're committed to keeping our campuses clean and safe. For the enhanced safety of our students, faculty, and staff, masks are now required when entering our campuses in accordance with local restrictions. This means that a mask must be worn at all times, and in accordance with local restrictions, in the building (except according to local restriction allowances such as eating) including when entering and exiting the campus, participating in labs, and meeting with admissions, financial aid, or career services.

Are you screening students, staff and campus visitors for COVID-19?

Students, staff, faculty, and new visitors are required to fill out a health questionnaire to assess potential health risks. In addition, temperature checks are required for anyone who enters the campus. For further information, please reach out directly to a campus.

What are you doing to lower the risk of spreading coronavirus?

CHCP has limited in person interactions to maintain proper social distancing. In addition, high touch areas are being sanitized regularly.

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