Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Office: 256-435-0540 | Fax: 256-435-0558

Address: 507 Francis St. W. Jacksonville, AL 36265

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JSU FACT SHEET 3/12/20

March 12, 2020 Fact Sheet Are classes cancelled? As part of JSU’s social distancing plan, effective Friday, March 13, all JSU classes will begin to transition to online/distance education. Classes will not meet in-person beginning Friday. Information will be forthcoming regarding special situations such as practica, internships, clinicals, dual enrollment courses, etc. The academic deans are working closely with faculty to determine continuity in course delivery, and more information will be sent soon. Are events cancelled? Yes, all campus events have been cancelled, including student organization activities (both on campus and off) and external events hosted on campus until further notice. Additional details regarding operations will be sent later this evening. Should I cancel my organization event? Yes, all campus events have been cancelled, including student organization activities (both on campus and off) and external events hosted on campus until further notice. Additional details regarding operations will be sent later this evening. Are athletic events cancelled? Yes, all campus events have been cancelled, including student organization activities (both on campus and off) and external events hosted on campus until further notice. Additional details regarding operations will be sent later this evening.

Is Graduation Cancelled? We will re-evaluate at the beginning of April.

Does a JSU Student have COVID-19? This afternoon we learned that a student has been declared a Person Under Investigation for COVID-19. This status means that the student met the criteria for testing, but the test results are pending. The student felt ill Sunday evening after returning from out-of-state. The student has only been to three locations on campus since Sunday evening: the weight training area at Kennamer Hall, Stone Center classroom 125, and the Student Health Center. All locations are being cleaned and sanitized this evening. We will learn more about the student’s medical status within the next 24-48 hours. In the interim, the Person Under Investigation has been placed in self-isolation, and roommates have been moved to an alternate location and put in self quarantine.

Will I get updates? Yes, we will keep students, faculty, and staff updated via the JSU website.

Do I have to move out of my University Housing? University Housing will remain open. If you have questions, please visit their website: http://www.jsu.edu/housing/index.html. Check often for updates.

Should I cancel my spring break plans? Our goal is for you to have a safe and restful break. We would like to ask that, while on Spring Break, you avoid travel to locations where COVID-19 cases have been reported. We say this because many domestic travelers across the nation have found themselves in situations where they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Due to that possible exposure, they return from the trip with work or school restrictions and self-quarantine recommendations. Students should monitor the CDC and State Department websites for travel advisories.

Will the Gamecock Express still run?

Yes, the updated route schedule is below. 7:00 am - 9:30 pm - 1 bus will run the Campus Route 7:00 am - 9:00 pm - 1 bus will run the Blue Route and go to The Pointe and Gamecock Village (this bus will not go to the RMC/JSU Health Center) 7:30 am - 1:30 pm - 1 bus will pick up at The Pointe and the Gamecock Village directly to RMC/JSU Health Center ONLY (this bus will not arrive at the RMC/JSU Health Center before 8:00 am. NO stops in-between. 7:30 am - 1:30 pm - 3 buses will run continuously from Central Stop (front of Ayers Hall) to RMC/JSU Health Center ONLY (this route will not arrive at the RMC/JSU Health Center before 8:00 am. NO stops in-between. 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm - 2 b buses will run continuously from Central Stop (front of Ayers Hall) to The Pointe to Gamecock Village to RMC/JSU Health Center. NO stops in-between. What are the Student Health Center Hours? The health care center is open Monday-Thursday, 8-4:30 p.m., with walk-in visits 8-11 a.m. and appointments 1-4 p.m. On Fridays, the center is open 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with walk-in visits 8- 11 a.m. and appointments 1-2 p.m. It closes for lunch each day from 12-1 p.m. The center does not typically close over holiday breaks. Some visits, including medication refills, are by appointment only. JSU ID is required. For more information and appointments, call 256-782- 5310.

If you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019, or suspected of being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf Are dining locations open? Campus dining locations will be open with regular hours. Is the Bookstore open Yes, the bookstore hours are 8am – 4:30pm

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