West Georgia Technical College to close March 16 through March 20 due to COVID-19 concerns

Published 1:44 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

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West Georgia Technical College has decided to suspend classes and activities from March 16 through March 20 due to health issues and concerns from COVID-19, according to a statement from the college.

All campuses and locations will be closed. Employees – both faculty and staff – may be required to report at specific times during the week for planning or training purposes. Individual supervisors will contact employees directly, if necessary.

“While a variety of factors influenced this decision to close, be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is always our primary concern,” WGTC President Scott Rule said in a statement. “At this time, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to any of our students or employees.”

The statement said the college will remain in consultation with the Georgia Department of Public Health and other state and local authorities throughout the situation.

Students and employees should continue to monitor email and the WGTC website for current information and resources.