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COVID-19 Update for Faculty

Message from Barb Ostdiek, Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs, on February 13, 2021. Rice University COVID-19 website.

Dear faculty,

In accordance with the decision announced yesterday by Rice’s Crisis Management Advisory Committee, Rice Business will remain 100% remote on Monday, Feb. 15, instead of beginning our planned return to dual-mode delivery and the reopening of McNair Hall. 

The Crisis Management Advisory Committee will continue to monitor the weather and issue guidance about whether we will remain fully remote on Tuesday as well. In the meantime, please keep an eye on the weather and take any precautions necessary for your own safety. We are expecting dangerous icy conditions in Houston. 

Power and internet outages are possible. It would be a good idea to charge your devices and have the ability to use your cell phone as a hot spot if needed. If you are unable to deliver courses, you can contact Adam Herman (713-588-0375), George Andrews (832-856-0618), or me  (713-409-2254) to coordinate student notification. Students who are unable to access your course online will be able to request a recording. Or you can email to request that a recording be made available to the entire class. 

If at all possible, we ask that you stay at home and avoid coming to campus. Only essential personnel should come to campus on Monday. For more information, see:

You can expect regular updates from Rice University via Rice Alert (both SMS and emails) as well as from Rice Business through your Rice email.

Stay safe and stay warm,

Barbara Bennett Ostdiek
Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs
Jones Graduate School of Business
Rice University