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President Banks tests positive for COVID-19

M. Katherine Banks

November 12, 2021

Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks tested positive early Friday for the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Banks is following positive test protocols, which include 10 days of self-isolation.

"President Banks is extremely disappointed to miss the many university activities scheduled for the next 10 days," said Greg Hartman, Texas A&M senior vice president and chief operating officer. "The president is grateful to be fully vaccinated. Studies have shown that vaccinated individuals usually have less severe symptoms with the virus. Getting vaccinated remains the best way to protect Aggieland and keep the people close to us safe from this deadly disease."

As we monitor COVID-19 on campus and in the community, we will adapt policies accordingly and update A&M's guidance page.