VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Starting Monday, Valdosta State University along with all 27 University System of Georgia (USG) schools will suspend classes for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns.
USG says they will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for the institutions to test their plans and online instruction methods.
Students who are currently on spring break are "strongly encouraged" not to return to campus. Students on campus are asked to leave by close of business on Friday, March 13 and to stay away from campus until March 29.
At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester. USG is asking all institutions to work with students who are unable to leave campus.
"We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public," USG wrote in a statement. "We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted."
The USG is providing regular updates to all institutions and the public at its website usg.edu/coronavirus.