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University Activates COVID-19 Contingency Operations Plan

Tigerville, SC (March 16, 2019) In cooperation with SC Governor McMaster's announcement on Sunday, March 15, that the public K-12 and colleges and universities will close immediately, North Greenville University (NGU) officials announced that the university has activated its University Contingency Operations Plan. This contingency plan suspends all in-person classes on its Tigerville and Greer campuses through Monday, March 23. 

In an update sent to the NGU community Sunday evening, the university says it continues to monitor the latest developments with the U.S. coronavirus outbreak and its impact on university operations. The NGU community was asked to acquaint itself with the contingency plan.

In addition to suspending all in-person classes immediately, the plan states the current online courses will continue as planned. Beginning Monday, March 23, all courses will be offered in online format for the foreseeable future, and residential housing will continue to be open at this time. All campus services will continue to be available, and further instructions will be given later regarding faculty and staff.

The university has opened an on-campus clinic, which is staffed by a licensed Nurse Practitioner. The clinic will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning March 16 for NGU faculty, staff, and students.

"We are thankful no one in the NGU community has tested positive for the virus,  reports being exposed directly to the virus, or is showing symptoms consistent with the virus,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “Our COVID-19 Response Team which is comprised of representatives from throughout the university, in cooperation with senior leadership has taken this situation very seriously and continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and local, state, and national authorities to keep NGU prepared and informed.”

NGU will continue to post updates and any changes to operations through NGU.edu/covid-19.

   

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