A BIG change this morning (Friday, 6/19) with respect to the COVID testing on the Sul Ross -Alpine campus. After reviewing the weather forecast (it will be hot!), it was decided that it is better for the National Guard folks to move their testing inside.

The Guard personnel are wearing their military gear plus all of their protective medical gear. Expecting them to wear all of that and stand in the hot sun all day long providing service is not a good idea. We need to protect our Guard personnel also – so we allowed them to move inside.

It’s a bit of an inconvenience for the rest of us, but it helps the Guard personnel give us better and safer service and allows them to return home safely to their families.

If you’re wondering what the story is up here, that’s it.

Pete Gallego, President