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COVID-19 Information and Sources: Home

This guide is a constantly evolving directory of links to local updates, authoritative sources, and research-based information on COVID-19 and the pandemic.

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Masks - Requirement or Recommendation?

On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, this means that "no person may be required by any jurisdiction to wear or mandate the wearing of a face covering."

Businesses, higher education institutions, and other establishments may require employees, students, and customers to wear masks or other face coverings, and "legally authorized official[s] may act to enforce trespassing laws and remove violators" who refuse to comply with those requirements.


As of March 3, 2021, "To ensure a safe learning and teaching environment, Tarrant County College will continue to follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Employees, students and visitors to TCC campuses and facilities will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. This action is in compliance with the discretion permitted within the State and County executive orders that were issued March 2, 2021."







This guide and the sources linked within it are for informational purposes only. Resources selected for use in this guide may be licensed by the Tarrant County College libraries or freely available on the internet. The librarians who have curated these sources are not healthcare professionals, and the guide is not intended as a substitute for seeking advice or treatment from a physician or other qualified healthcare provider. 

Special thanks to Vincci Lui and the Gerstein Science Information Centre of the University of Toronto Libraries for inspiration for this guide. 

TCC Libraries Digital Display Archive

The Tarrant County College District Libraries are pleased to provide a wide assortment of digital displays and online exhibits designed to educate, inform, entertain, and engage our entire community, and to help support the learning experience outside of the traditional classroom environment.  To view more of these web-based displays, visit our Digital Display Archive page.