Aggie Public Health Ambassadors are a team of student employees who will model healthy behavior, educate people about campus protocols and encourage everyone to make healthy choices that reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
The ambassadors, roughly 250 undergraduate students, will be stationed at high-traffic campus locations and will hand out free face coverings and give instructions on wearing them correctly (covering your nose and mouth); point people to hand-washing stations and COVID-19 screening locations; and provide tips on staying healthy.
While the ambassadors will monitor the use of face coverings and collect data, they will not collect names or report individual behavior. Instead, they will promote a positive culture of health, shared responsibility and personal accountability.
In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, faculty leaders from the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine oversaw training and supervision for the program.