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Georgia public colleges will close for two weeks to address coronavirus

All University System of Georgia institutions, including the University of North Georgia, will suspend instruction for two weeks, and students are asked to leave campus by close of business Friday, March 13. Lanier Technical College also announced that it will not conduct classes for the week of March 16 and classes will be fully online for the week of March 23.

UNG Students were asked to stay off campus until Sunday, March 29. 

“At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester,” according to the UNG website. “For students who are unable to leave campus, our Office of Residence Life and other offices will work to safely accommodate those students on campus.”

The closure will give institutions time to “test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia,” according to the UNG website. 

More details will be released when available, according to the website.

Lanier Technical College later announced in a press release that the school’s spring break will be extended by a week, and classes will not be conducted for the week of March 16-20. The school will then move to an entirely online instructional delivery system for the week of March 23.

“Learning resources such as the library, tutorial services, etc., will also be available online beginning the week of March 23,” the release said. “Please monitor the college’s website for updated information and resources.”

This story will be updated.