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LaGrange College moving to online classes

LaGrange College has suspended all classes starting Monday but will resume classes online Thursday.

“Students can choose whether to remain on campus or to return home,” read a statement from the college. “Residence halls, the dining hall, the library and all offices will remain open. Students should watch their email for instructions on how to notify the Housing Office of their intentions.”

A press release from LaGrange College said all events, including the visit of presidential search candidates and Dr. Obasanjo’s visit, are canceled.

“Whether on campus or at home, please continue to follow wise health practices that prevent virus transmission,” the statement read. “The situation with COVID-19 is very fluid, and this schedule will be re-evaluated on March 30.”

The move to go online comes after LaGrange College released a statement Friday afternoon stating its campus response team has decided that instruction will continue as usual on campus for the time being. The statement said the decision came after coordinating with state and local authorities and the head of Georgia Public Health Department District 4.

On Friday, the college also placed restrictions on college events and travel, as well as any activity requiring external guests on campus. The college report such events are canceled. Additionally, all college-sponsored travel is prohibited. The ban will be in effect until at least March 30 but will be reviewed weekly.

The statement said after the NCAA’s decision to cancel all championship events, the USA South Athletic Conference school presidents voted unanimously this afternoon to suspend all athletic competition for the remainder of the season.