NEWS STORY: Middle Georgia State president issues telework statement to staff and faculty

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From The Murphy Gazette Staff

As the conditions of uncertainty rise with the number of confirmed cases and the lack of testing kits, area schools and universities are setting forth plans for helping to keep the coronavirus from spreading.

Middle Georgia State University President Christopher Blake issued the following letter to faculty and staff. (Writer’s Note: This was posted on the school’s website dated March 14.)

“To: Faculty and Staff, From: Christopher Blake, President:

Dear Faculty & Staff:

 In light of the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency and guidance from the System Office, I am instructing all faculty and staff to telework from off-campus with immediate effect.

Middle Georgia State University is not closing; however, we will be conducting limited operations in an effort to reduce the number of employees physically on campus to the minimum required.

Emergency, public safety, and essential personnel who fulfill unique roles on campus may report to campus, upon approval of their supervisor and Vice President. The names of those individuals who have special authorization to come to campus must be reported to my office by each Vice President. Further details regarding teleworking will be issued on Monday. For now, please plan on working off-campus with immediate effect.”

Another message was released on the website. “Instruction is temporarily suspended through March 29, and students are encouraged to remain home.”

“We appreciate the patience of our Knight community during this rapidly evolving health crisis. Please reach out to faculty/academic areas for academic-related questions and to individuals within offices for support services. If you have questions related to our COVID-19 response, please email “

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Author: rlhwrites

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