This afternoon The University of Texas Permian Basin was made aware that one of our employees who works at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the CEED Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has confirmed he is from Crane.

UT Permian Basin can also confirm that the employee has not been at work since March 13 and to our knowledge he was only on the CEED campus – not on any of the other University campuses. There are less than 10 employees who work in the CEED building. State health officials are contacting people who need to take precautionary steps.

Starting tomorrow (Friday, March 20) all UTPB employees will begin telecommuting. The University will still be serving students, faculty, staff, and the community.