TFC and TLL have joined the growing list of organizations, companies and governmental entities taking significant steps to protect members, clients, students and citizens against the potential of COVID-19 exposure.
"We have no known cases of the virus on campus or even in Stephens County. However, after Gov. Kemp’s “call to action” yesterday, we want to do all we can to support State efforts to slow down the spread of this virus," stated a release by TFC President Robert Myers issued this morning, March 13. "Therefore, we will move to an online format for instruction beginning Monday, March 23rd and continuing for two weeks through Friday, April 3rd. At that point we will provide further instructions regarding whether a return to face-to-face classes is possible."
Myers urged students who may be departing for spring break to take all electronics, textbooks, notebooks, medicine and other essentials with them so that they are prepared to continue classes from home.
"Your professors will contact you about how to proceed in each of your courses. The residence halls will remain open and you may stay in the residence halls if you wish. Additionally, we will continue to serve meals to all students who remain on campus during this time. All athletic events will also be cancelled during this time period," Myers stated.
TFC staff will continue to report to work, but are instructed to stay home and call their supervisor if they become sick. Students are requested to contact their Resident Director with any questions regarding residence halls.
Toccoa Little League has temporarily cancelled all practices and games.
"In response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in alignment with the SCBOE and other local leagues, activities of Toccoa Little League have been suspended, effective immediately, and will not resume prior to March 30, 2020," stated a post on the TLL Facebook page, posted this morning. "The safety of our players, coaches and volunteer families are our highest priority...We will adjust game scheduling once play is resumed and will continue to post updates as information is known."