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Columbus State University

April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Campus Update

Governor Kemp announced this week the plan to phase in the reopening of the state’s economy, starting with some businesses being allowed to reopen. While this is a very encouraging sign of the first steps of our community returning to a somewhat normal environment, keep in mind that we must continue to focus on doing what is needed to keep our faculty, staff, and students as safe as possible.

The governor’s announcement did not include permission to return to campus or any new directives regarding reopening colleges and universities. We are still under a shelter in place order until April 30. Individuals who have not been designated as Essential Physically Present Employees should not come to campus unless instructed to do so by the University. In the rare instance that a faculty or staff member who has been designated as a 100% remote worker must come to campus they should:

  1. Call University Police (706-568-2022) prior to their arrival on campus
  2. Provide UPD with the nature of their visit, expected time of arrival and the location of their visit
  3. Provide UPD with their expected time of departure from campus

Our Emergency Management team has been discussing a strategy and process as we anticipate the future reopening of campus. While the timetable is not set, we will provide updates on our instructional and operational plans throughout the summer. As we develop these plans, we are doing so with a commitment to both safety and care for our students, staff, and faculty.

We will continue to update you via email, social channels, and on the resource page at https://www.columbusstate.edu/covid-response/ as this situation develops and additional directives are issued. Contact Chip Reese if you have any questions, reese_aaron@columbusstate.edu.

Please take every precaution to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe.