Updated October 13, 2021, 2:03 p.m. (CT)


The wearing of masks is optional on all DTS campuses, extension sites, and teaching locations, except for locations designated by “Masks Required in this Area” signage.

Room Capacity Limits

DTS-Dallas and DTS-Houston continue to limit room capacity for meetings and events during the pandemic.

  • Courses: Most courses occur in large classrooms where social distancing is possible. Daily cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants and plexiglass shields remain in place.
  • Meeting and Event Rooms: The Events Services department will communicate capacity limits for a given room during the Event Services Request (ESR) evaluation process. For employee meetings that do not require an ESR (e.g., departmental staff meetings in a conference room), departments should observe the room capacity limited that Event Services has communicated to directors or conduct meetings via video conference.
  • Chapel: DTS has designated a “Masks Required” section in Chafer Chapel on the Dallas campus. Additionally, DTS chapel continues to stream live on www.dts.edu/live

These plans remain in effect until otherwise notified by the DTS administration. The seminary monitors COVID-19 developments regularly, including local infection rates and judicial mandates, and will adjust its policy as needed.

Love Well Approach

The COVID-19 Task Force and the DTS Administration would like to thank our community for caring for one another during the pandemic. As health restrictions loosen, please continue to seek to do what is best for those around you (Phil. 2:1–11).