Dear TTUHSC El Paso family:

Our leadership has been informed that a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso student has contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while traveling in California. The student has been self-isolating in El Paso and has not been on the TTUHSC El Paso campus or training in any of our affiliated clinics since their return to El Paso.

TTUHSC El Paso leadership has been in direct communication with the student and will continue to do so to help them through this challenging time. Please know that our top priority remains focused on the health, safety and security of our entire campus community. We will continue to update procedures as needed to ensure the well-being of all.

The El Paso Department of Public Health is also in communication with our student and those they were in contact with.

As a reminder, we encourage everyone to engage in proper sanitary practices, such as frequently washing their hands, and cleaning surfaces in which they come into frequent contact. We also highly encourage everyone to practice smart social-distancing, such as maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals and avoiding large gatherings. 

TTUHSC El Paso leadership will continue to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 in our area and update our community as more information becomes available. Please visit TTUHSC El Paso’s COVID-19 website for all announcements, answers to frequently asked questions and resources for students and employees.

Thank you for your continued attention and cooperation.


Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso