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Gov. Kemp orders statewide shelter-in-place to curb coronavirus spread

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp held a televised news conference Wednesday afternoon to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to curve the new coronavirus. The governor said he would sign the order on Thursday, and it will go into effect on Friday. Also, Kemp ordered that all public schools remain closed for the rest of the academic school year. Georgia has a ...

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Editorial: Concern for our nation in coronavirus pandemic

As I’ve observed the response of the U.S. government to the coronavirus pandemic, my level of concern has been on the same trajectory as the number of reported cases in our country. My two primary areas of concern are combatting the pandemic efficiently and simultaneously dealing with the economic implications that come with it. As of now, the U.S. has ...

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Florida orders people to stay home, Georgia could be next

While Florida makes a move, Georgia waits. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Wednesday asking people to stay at home across the state due to the overwhelming spread of the coronavirus. DeSantis said people are only permitted to leave their homes for essential services or activities. The order lists the following as essential activities: Attending religious services Participating in ...

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South Health District asks people to take ‘social distancing recommendations seriously’

It might be the time to start that new Netflix series you’ve been procrastinating over. You have the time now. The South Health District has urged residents of Lowndes County and nine other counties to take social distancing recommendations seriously. Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding local public transportation (e.g., bus, trains, ride share), and maintaining distance ...

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VSU faculty adjusting amidst COVID-19 outbreak

A little over a week ago, an email from VSU was sent out stating that the university would remain open and classes would continue to meet as scheduled. Additionally, wishes of safe travels over spring break and sentiments of finishing the semester strong were conveyed.  Fast forward to now, the remainder of the semester is to be finished online, as ...

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Column: VSU graduation should be postponed, health should be priority

Each day the number grows. And, with each day, so does the pain. The coronavirus pandemic has infected around 220,000 people worldwide and has killed over 9,000. The confirmed death toll sits at 160 people in the U.S, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only France, Spain, Iran, Italy and China have higher totals. For the billions of ...

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VSU Spring Commencement cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak

College students for generations have yearned for the opportunity to walk across the stage for graduation. VSU’s upcoming spring 2020 class will not know what that feels like. University System of Georgia has announced Spring Commencement ceremonies have been cancelled for all 26 USG institutions, including VSU. The decision was made Wednesday, March 18, by USG as part of massive ...

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USG announces online instruction for rest of semester

VSU will switch time online classes for the rest of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson for the University System of Georgia announced Monday evening. The decision comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks at all USG schools. “The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to ...

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Valdosta State will be temporarily suspending school starting Monday

VSU students get their wish. The University System of Georgia announced Thursday, March 13, it will suspend instruction for the next two weeks and then transition to a remote learning environment at all institutions. The announcement was made through a letter to presidents of 26 USG institutions. Spring break was set for March 16-20. Teresa MacCartney, Board of Regents of ...

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Valdosta State football cancels pro day, NFL pulls scouts

Valdosta State football announced via Twitter that a pro day scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, will be canceled. The decision was made after some NFL teams pulled scouts from traveling due to the new coronavirus. According to the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have ordered all scouts and assistant coaches to ...

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