ACU has chosen to continue paying students for their normal work hours until April 9.
After this period, students are advised to speak with their supervisors on whether they would continue their work hours on campus or if they will continue their work remotely.
Morris + Mitchell is one such entity that has moved to remote online work, using Zoom as a resource to keep business flowing.
“Morris + Mitchell still pays regularly because we still communicate and work with clients,” Brittany Hancz, a junior advertising and public relations major from McKinney and employee of Morris + Mitchell, said.
Students who are unable to perform their jobs at ACU are advised to file a claim with the Texas Work Force Commission. Students can do so by visiting twc.texas.gov.
In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, is offering support and funds to unemployed persons and extending unemployment benefits. The law, signed into effect by President Trump on Mar. 27, authorized more than $2 trillion be used to remedy the economic effects of the pandemic, which includes direct cash deposits to individual citizens. Some ACU students may be able to benefit from it.
This law includes sending funds to universities to assist students. As such, students are advised to speak to their financial advisors.
“Not all students will qualify, but it is certainly worth your time to file a claim to see if you do,” Wendy Jones, chief human resources officer and Title IX coordinator, said.