UGA and UNG suspend classes for two weeks; Gov. Kemp holds 3p.m. Covid-19 press conference

As of 4 p.m. today, March 12, both the University of Georgia and North Georgia University have suspended all classes for a period of two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16.


Below are copies of the official press releases.



University of Georgia:


Message to Campus Community, March 12, 2020


UPDATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA: CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020


Dear UGA Faculty, Staff and Students:


Please see the update below from the University System of Georgia, which has been sent to Presidents of all of the USG’s 26 institutions. Per the USG’s direction, the University of Georgia will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020.


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.


Students who are currently on spring break are strongly encouraged not to return to campus. Students on campus are asked to depart campus by close of business Friday, March 13, 2020, and to remain away from campus until March 29, 2020.  At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester. For students who are unable to leave campus, please establish a mechanism to safely accommodate those students on campus.


Please activate your relevant business continuity plans and ensure the operation of online instruction should that become necessary. Further guidance will follow as the situation warrants.


UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA

UNG will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.


Students on campus are asked to depart campus by close of business Friday, March 13, 2020, and to remain away from campus until March 29, 2020.  At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester. For students who are unable to leave campus, our Office of Residence Life and other offices will work to safely accommodate those students on campus.


UNG will activate our relevant business continuity plans and ensure the operation of online instruction should that become necessary. We know you have additional questions, and we will provide more details as they are available.

At 3 p.m. today, Gov. Brian Kemp held a live press conference, implementing new policies and asking for citizens of Georgia to especially help protect elderly residents and others in the high-risk category. This included recommendations for the elderly to avoid gatherings, "including faith-based" gatherings. ConnectLocal will be posting an article outlining Kemp's recommendations and other details covered in the press conference within the hour.

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