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USG announces online instruction for rest of semester

COVID-19 Updates

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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SGMC holds coronavirus press conference, five staff members considered ‘high risk’

South Georgia Medical Center officials held a press conference Thursday to address the first case of COVID-19 found in Lowndes County. Dr. Brian Dawson, Chief Medical Officer of SGMC, confirmed that since the first case of COVID-19 was found at SGMC, five staff members are now considered “high risk” and are being closely monitored. SGMC officials recommended that those individuals ...

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Valdosta State will be temporarily suspending school starting Monday

COVID-19 Updates

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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Editorial: VSU needs a plan for the coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates

Recently, over a hundred colleges across the United States have closed their campuses and moved their classes online in hopes to avoid the spread of coronavirus on their campus. These colleges include Ohio State University, Arizona State University, and even Harvard University. Meanwhile, here at Valdosta State, professors have been discussing what may happen if they close the campus while ...

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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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Social butterflies stay cautious as coronavirus outbreak continues

COVID-19 Updates

If you enjoy hugging and shaking hands, those practices may need to cease for a while. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 800 people in the U.S and has killed at least 29, according to the Associated Press. With Spring break just around the corner for VSU students – and others across the country – there are some ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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First case of virus in Lowndes County confirmed

COVID-19 Updates

South Georgia Medical Center officials were notified Wednesday that a patient that had been treated at SGMC has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus. The Georgia Department of Public Health released a statement Wednesday announcing the case, while also saying that the health risk was low in Lowndes County. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, the ...

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Valdosta State announces decision to remain open in face of coronavirus

Valdosta State University announced Wednesday night that for the time being, all school operations will continue, bucking the trend of several nearby universities, which have chosen to close due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success, sent an email to VSU students, faculty and staff detailing the administration’s decision to continue ...

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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!