Good morning from the Mountain. As you are well aware, information of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact upon our communities, nation, and world is pervading the media as well as our own conversations. In particular, communities such as colleges and universities are assessing the best (and, for us, the biblical) way to take care of our staff and students in way that honors the Lord and honors you. For Truett McConnell University, you are family, and we want our response to demonstrate our care for you.
Truett McConnell University (TMU) has been closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) with guidance from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health. As the situation has continued to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health and safety of our university community.
Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp issued a “call to action” and asked school leaders to consider closing for two weeks to limit the spread of this virus. While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the campus of Truett McConnell University, in the greater interest of public health, TMU will be closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13, at 5 PM. Additional information is provided below:
- Classes will resume residentially on Monday, March 30. Housing will reopen on Sunday, March 29, for residential students.
- March 16 – 20 will be considered Truett McConnell’s Easter break.
- March 23 – 27 will begin a regularly scheduled class week. All classes will be accessed from the online classroom.
- April 6 – 10 classes will meet on campus unless further changes are made.
- All TMU activities, including athletics, will be cancelled until April 1.
- All TMU admissions activities, including preview days, private tours, and WinShape Preview Day, will continue as normal.
- All facilities including Carol Anne’s Café, Georgia Public House, and the Student Wellness Center will be closed to the public for the two-week period.
As you know, this is a fluid situation. Please check our website and your respective TMU emails for updates. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take the necessary precautions to keep yourself, your families, and the broader community safe. I ask that you commit with us to pray for our campus community, those affected by the Co-VID-19 virus and those searching for treatments for it.
Truth is Immortal,