SC State Spring Break Extended University Moves to Remote Learning Methods

In an effort to keep the campus community safe and prevent transmission of the Coronavirus, SC State University will extend its Spring Break for students through Monday, March 23. Students should not return to campus on March 16. On Monday, March 23, students will not resume face-to-face classroom instruction. They will instead shift to remote learning and alternative instruction methods, including online classes.

All residence halls and dining services will be open, but students are strongly encouraged NOT TO RETURN TO CAMPUS and should closely monitor their university email for updates on when in-person classes will resume. It is critical that students regularly check their university email for course instructions, as faculty will only communicate with students via their official university email accounts. 

Spring Break is extended for students only. Faculty should report to work on Monday, March 16, to prepare their course delivery plans.

SC State University continues to monitor the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) regarding confirmed coronavirus cases. 

On Monday, March 9, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed two cases of the coronavirus in South Carolina. To date, there are no confirmed cases in the greater Orangeburg area or on the SC State campus. 

International university-sponsored travel has been suspended. The university has established protocol to keep the campus community safe and prevent transmission, in the event there are any cases reported locally. 

Students, faculty, and staff who choose to travel to high-risk areas may be prevented from returning to campus and may be subjected to isolation and/or quarantine pending a health assessment by public health officials.

We will update you as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, please remember to exercise transmission prevention protocol, which includes:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Symptoms of the coronavirus include:

  • FEVER
  • COUGH
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after exposure: If you experience these symptoms, contact the University’s Brooks Health Center or a local healthcare professional immediately.

For more helpful information about the coronavirus and what you can do to protect yourself visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

For questions concerning local impact, contact Nurse Pinkey Carter at

(803) 536-7055 or [email protected].

 

To stay informed about the university:

  • Check www.scsu.edu
  • Check official university social media accounts: @scstate1896

 

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