BREAKING NEWS As of Friday Sept. 11, Savannah State has reported 11 student active cases of COVID-19 on campus. This brings the total cumulative count to 23 student cases and five staff cases. Students are advised not to gather in large crowds and are encouraged to minimize physical contact when socializing.

Due to the virus, Savannah State’s Dean of Students, Bonita Bradley and the Department of Recreation & Wellness (URW), introduced new hours of operations for the basketball & volleyball courts, pool, gym, and skate park. These areas reopened Aug. 31 and instructions for areas urge students to proceed with caution and come in small numbers. 

Here is what students need to know: According to the email COVID-19 Information sent to the student body, students will continue to be updated by following either emails sent or can check the Savannah State University COVID-19 Webpage for more information.

From the Savannah State COVID-19 Information:

Students that live on campus or had close contact should email housing immediately housing@savannahstate.eduand COVID-19 Triage Committeessucovid-19@savannahstate.edu. Please self-isolate for 14 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of the confirmed test whichever is first. There is limited space for students to isolate and quarantine.

Savannah State strongly encourages students to go home when they have tested positive for COVID-19.  For those students that go into isolation on campus, Housing will inform the student of the isolation location and related protocols. Contact Ms. Jacqueline Awe, Director of Student Development, awej@savannahstate.edu to submit documentation of positive test and to discuss appropriate arrangements for classes.Student Affairs and Auxiliary Services will coordinate to ensure that the student gets his/her meals. Housing will contact Facilities for the appropriate disinfecting and cleaning protocols.

Commuter Students and close contact should notify the COVID-19 Triage Committee ssucovid-19@savannahstate.edu.Self-isolate for 14 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of the confirmed test whichever is first.Quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.  Self-Monitor for a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4.

Contact Ms. Jacqueline Awe, Director of Student Development, awej@savannahstate.edu to discuss appropriate arrangements for your classes. Get tested if you begin to have symptoms. Get tested after 10 days if you do not show any symptoms. Students are required to submit confirmed negative test results before returning to campus. Students should submit documentation of negative test results to Ms. Jacqueline Awe, Director of Student Development, who will notify faculty accordingly.

Students are required to submit a confirmed negative test result before resuming normal campus activities. Students should submit documentation of negative test results to Ms. Jacqueline Awe, Director of Student Development, who will notify faculty accordingly.

Students should adhere to the CDC and GDPH as Savannah State continues to followCenters for Disease Control and Prevention andGeorgia Department of Public Health guidance for institutions of higher education. However, to further protect SSU students and employees, slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 and to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the SSU campus, University protocols may be stricter and more tailored to the particular needs of the SSU campus.  Additionally, given the rapid changes associated with the spread of virus, SSU campus protocols are subject to change as guidance and information change.

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