Texas A&M University is encouraging students who remain on campus to consider returning to their family homes in anticipation of a shelter-in-place order.
In an email sent to students Monday afternoon, the university said those in need of housing may remain in on-campus housing but should be prepared to shelter in place if an order is issues for the College Station or Galveston campuses.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a press conference Sunday that he would leave shelter-in-place decisions up to local jurisdictions. Dallas and McLennan counties have already announced orders that prohibits residents to leave their homes except for essential functions. Other counties are expected to follow.