Updated December 11, 2020
For Spring 2021 semester, VSU continues to follow and implement all coronavirus guidelines as prescribed by the GA Department of Public Health. This is an archive of messages released by the university on coronavirus precautions. For the most current updates, please visit our health advisory homepage.
Fall Break canceled; Courses to move online after Thanksgiving - July 2, 2020
Return to Face-to-Face Classes Fall 2020 - June 8, 2020
Explanation of Student Refunds - April 1, 2020
Announcement of Student Refunds - March 26, 2020
2 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Tests of VSU Employees - March 26, 2020
VSU Commencement Canceled - March 19, 2020
Classes to move online for remainder of Spring 2020, - March 16, 2020
Guidance for students and employees regarding two week closure - March 13, 2020
Campus to suspend classes for two week, cancel all events - March 12, 2020
Communications to VSU Employees
Return to Work Plan - June 8, 2020
Planning Update - May 28, 2020
FY21 Budget Planning - May 7, 2020
FY21 Budget Reductions - May 1, 2020
Free COVID-19 Virtual Screenings - March 26, 2020
Resources for Health and Wellness Support - March 19, 2020
COVID-19 and USG Healthcare Plan and other benefits resources - March 19, 2020
Budgets/Travel Cancellations Procedures (COVID-19) - March 17, 2020
Update regarding changes to campus operations from HR - March 17, 2020
Update on Suspension of Classes - March 17, 2020
Open House scheduled for April 4 Postponed - March 13, 2020
Preparation for Transitioning Courses to Online Teaching - March 10, 2020
Valdosta State - International Students message - March 17, 2020
REPORT HEALTH CONCERNS
Key term: Close Contact - this is defined as being within six (6) feet of an individual for more than 15 minutes regardless of whether a face covering is worn.
EMPLOYEES DO NOT come on campus if you believe you have been in close contact with a person having COVID or yourself having symptoms or receiving a positive diagnosis. Instead, notify your supervisor of your absence, seek medical services from your primary care provider, and self-report your information by completing the online form or contacting HR directly at 229-333-5709.
STUDENTS DO NOT come on campus nor go directly to the Student Health Center if you believe you have been exposed to COVID. Instead, call the Health Services at 229-333-5886 to speak with a triage nurse over the phone. Additional guidance will be provided on how to access the health center facility. The health center remains open for walk-in patients with non-COVID medical needs.
Members of the campus community should report all instances of close contact with a person having COVID or themselves receiving a positive diagnosis of COVID. To assist with reporting, a COVID Self Reporting link has been added within MyVSU.
If you have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine, you should do so at your permanent home for the period given unless it should be extended due to remaining symptoms.