Campus Messages

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.

General messages

Updated Guidance on Facial Covering Requirements and Definitions of High-Risk Populations - July 7, 2020

Fall Break canceled; Courses to move online after Thanksgiving - July 2, 2020

Return to Face-to-Face Classes Fall 2020 - June 8, 2020

Summer Courses to be Delivered Online Remotely, Shelter in Place Guidance - April 2, 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

USG Announcement of Transition to Online Instruction for Remainder of Spring Semester - 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

Campus Message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions from President Carvajal - March 11, 2020

Campus Message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions from President Carvajal - March 9, 2020

Campus Message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions from President Carvajal - March 6, 2020

Campus Message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions from President Carvajal - March 4, 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

eLearning Resources and Remote Support for Teaching Online Courses and Teleworking - March 18, 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

Employee Guidance regarding Ongoing Service, Working Remotely, And Flexible Schedules - March 13, 2020

Open House scheduled for April 4 Postponed - March 13, 2020

Preparation for Transitioning Courses to Online Teaching - March 10, 2020

International Students

Valdosta State - International Students message - March 17, 2020


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. 

Report a Social Distance Concern