Prevention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Criswell College is being proactive in the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff considering the recent news of the new, or Novel Coronavirus, or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The President’s Office, Security, Communications, and Student Services is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates should details arise. We will also continue to monitor and receive guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services, and other local, state, and federal officials.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow the tips provided by CDC to help prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

We encourage all students who are traveling to exercise caution, and should illness occur to seek medical attention. If your illness is confirmed to be the coronavirus, we ask that you please contact Director of Student Services Luis Juarez at 214-818-1345 or by email at