Promoting A New Standard of Clean in Cameron County
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Cameron County Education Initiative (CCEI) has teamed up with Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte to create a disinfectant and cleaning-training program for South Texas area. The program is called A Call to Action: A New Standard of Clean and its designers say it provides fast and affordable training for company workers.
Full Story: https://riograndeguardian.com/watch-promoting-a-new-standard-of-clean-in-cameron-county/
TEEX Employees Assist with Distributing Personal Protective Equipment across Texas: April 20, 2020
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service has deployed more than 60 employees to support the state’s response to COVID-19, with a critical mission to help facilitate delivery of personal protective equipment to healthcare providers and first responders.
TEEX Safety Precautions
TEEX is committed to the health, wellness and safety of our customers, our employees and their family members. Some of the safety measures are listed below. A full list of TEEX Safety Precautions can be found at https://teex.org/covid-safety-precautions/
Social Distancing Requirements
All TEEX facilities adhere to current CDC recommended social distancing guidelines of staying at least six (6) feet from other people. In order to facilitate this on TEEX facilities, the following has been done:
- All meeting or training space located inside our facilities are arranged to maximum capacity based on current social distancing requirements.
- Appropriate signage about social distancing is placed in common areas, meeting rooms and other locations.
- Access to the facility is limited by providing one entry point from the parking area.
Employees, participants and visitors are required to undergo health screening prior to entering a TEEX facility.
Individuals who do not pass the health screening will be pulled aside and re-screened after 10 minutes to ensure accuracy. If the person fails to pass a second time, they will be screened one more time after 10 minutes of rest. If a person fails all three attempts, they will not be permitted access to a TEEX facility for 14 days or until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation from a physician stating the reason for failure was not COVID-19 related.
April 30, 2020 10:15AM
On May 1, TEEX will continue following social distancing guidelines and operating with essential personnel onsite. We will continue to maintain social distancing policies in and around our facilities. Even while working remotely, our employees are here to assist you with any training questions you may have. And I am proud to announce that several of our courses are now available in a live online instructor-led training format.
Please check back on this page periodically for updates to our training practices as policies change
March 30, 2020 3PM
At this time, TEEX is following the national social distancing guidelines, which have been extended through April 30. We are operating with just essential personnel onsite, maintaining social distance in and around our facilities, and continuing our enhanced cleaning and personal hygiene. Most of our employees are working remotely but are still available to our customers. We are working to reschedule some classes or offer them in an online format where possible. If you are enrolled in a class during April, you will be contacted regarding the status of your class.
Additionally, the State of Texas has called on TEEX because of our experience in emergency preparedness and management. TEEX is assisting with operational support across the state in response to COVID-19, and we are working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management at the State Operations Center in Austin to identify specific needs and matching those with skills our Agency is able to provide.
March 24, 2020
Due to recent shelter in place orders, classes scheduled in Bryan and College Station between March 24, 2020 at 9:00 PM through April 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM will be either cancelled or rescheduled. If future shelter in place orders are released or updated in any region where we are scheduled to provide training, courses will be adjusted to follow orders of that particular region.
As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy
March 20, 2020
Dear Friends of TEEX,
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has been providing training to the citizens of Texas since 1919, and we want to assure you that we are still here striving to Make a Difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This agency’s first core value is SAFETY. We have implemented processes and procedures that are consistent with the guidelines issued by federal, state and Texas A&M University System leadership to ensure the safety, health and wellness of our employees, our customers/stakeholders and their families. To that end, we have implemented the following:
- Limit all face-to-face classes and meetings to 10 or fewer people through April 3, 2020.
- Deliver training by alternate methods to allow online attendance when possible.
- Continue providing the excellent service you have come to expect from TEEX with customer service representatives and class scheduling points of contact available by phone, email and video conferencing. We will be contacting any currently registered participants to inform them of their class status.
- Restrict all non-essential business travel as well as conference and meeting attendance.
TEEX employees excel at pulling together in stressful situations, and our commitment to high quality training and excellent customer service remains steadfast. We are dedicated to working with you to provide training and technical solutions in new and creative ways.
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
David Coatney, TEEX CEO