Message from President Dorman: Spring Semester Update

Message from President Dorman: Spring Semester Update

Dear Campus Community,

I hope that each of you had an opportunity to take a much-deserved break during this past holiday season. Spending time with friends, family and loved ones has certainly been challenging as we continue to work to decrease the spread of COVID-19. However, I am constantly reminded of the resilience of our campus community and ability of Bobcats everywhere to work together to keep all of us safe and healthy.

As students return to campus for the Spring semester, we will continue to implement all of the mitigation measures we have adopted since the pandemic started. We will continue to provide a modified face-to-face instructional experience with social distancing and other mitigation measures that have been in place for many months now. Thank you for taking the necessary precautions seriously. Let us continue our resolve:

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
  • Practice social distancing. 
  • Avoid crowded areas and events.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

 

During the Spring semester, we also anticipate a gradual resumption of many student activities and social life with the continued emphasis on doing this safely. We will be making more spaces on campus available for Student Life activities and related programming in a manner that is consistent with CDC and public health guidelines. Some of our athletic programs will also resume with some sports activities and intramural programs. Game schedules can be found online at gcbobcats.com.  While indoor activities will continue to be limited in an effort to safely socially distance spectators, we do anticipate more active athletics experiences particularly in outdoor settings.

As you know, we encouraged all students to “Go Home Healthy” by providing free COVID tests. As we approach the Spring semester, we are encouraging all students, faculty and staff to take precautions as they plan their re-entry to campus. If you are sick or have been exposed, please do not come to campus.  Please consider taking a COVID test prior to returning to campus in an effort to limit possible exposure. Testing will be available to all faculty and staff members on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Please refer to the Front Page announcement for more details. We also plan to provide COVID tests on campus on Tuesday (January 19) and Wednesday (January 20) for our students.

An additional message with more information for students and families will be sent from our Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Shawn Brooks. That message will include additional details on student activities, athletic programs, student health services, campus dining and counseling services.

I hope each of you will have a safe and productive Spring semester, and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Warm Regards,

Steve M. Dorman
President
Georgia College & State University

Updated: 1/5/2021
Brittiny Johnson
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President, Office of the