Dear East Georgia State College Faculty and Staff,
Your health and safety are so important to me. Accordingly, I am pleased to have received new guidance from the USG about use of protective face coverings. The use of protective face coverings while inside campus buildings will now be required, except as noted below. Please read this guidance carefully as it will be implemented beginning next Wednesday.
The following updated guidance about the use of protective face coverings has been received from the University System of Georgia. East Georgia State College will implement this guidance effective July 15, 2020:
“Use of Face Coverings
Effective July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.
Face coverings are not required in one’s own dorm room or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.
Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.”
East Georgia State College’s Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan will be updated to reflect this important new guidance designed to protect the health and safety of all members of our beloved academic community. Also, I will share with you more information about protective face coverings in my weekly letter this weekend.
Be healthy and safe. You are doing important work and this work is deeply appreciated.
East Georgia State College