Columbus State preparing to shift to online/remote learning if necessary due to coronavirus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Columbus State University is preparing to keep classes going while keeping students safe amid the coronavirus outbreak in Georgia.

CSU is making the necessary preparations to shift to online or remote learning, should the need arise due to the virus, also called COVID-19.

If it becomes necessary to close physical access to CSU’s campus, the faculty is preparing to teach courses remotely to ensure that instruction continues with minimal interruption.

CSU officials say the school has no suspected cases of coronavirus, and officials have not been notified of any member of the campus community with the virus.

Officials say the health and safety of students is of the utmost importance to the university.

If the need does arise, the university will utilize Cougarview to continue courses. Additionally the university will provide assistance to those who are not familiar with using the platform.

CSU President Chris Markwood has charged the Columbus State University Emergency Response Team with providing guidance to the university as this situation evolves. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Emergency Management Coordinator, Dr. Chip Reese, is leading that effort.

Please direct all coronavirus and preparedness questions to Dr. Reese at

The university will provide updates at

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