Faculty and Staff

Campus Update – Faculty and Instructional Staff 

Albany State University is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and there have been multiple reported cases in the Albany Dougherty area. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) risk of COVID-19 transmission remains {low, medium?} 

Based upon this information, ASU will be extending Spring Break for students only. Faculty and instructional staff are expected to return to campus on Monday, March 16 to execute the Telecommuting Agreement. Faculty and Instructional Staff are required to upload the online and remote course content you have created as based upon the Continuity of Student Learning memo communicated by Provost Peters by Wednesday, March 18.  

If you are not classified as essential personnel, you may complete the telecommuting agreement and work remote. Essential personnel will be contacted by your direct supervisor.   

ASU will transition to online and remote instruction until Friday, April 3. To prepare for the transition, please complete the Telecommuting Agreement by Monday, March 16. This will serve as an agreement between the employee and Albany State University to be allowed to telecommute in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of your position.  

We will continue monitoring the situation and are following the direction given by the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. 

Please regularly check our Coronavirus Update and Resources page at www.asurams.edu for regular updates regarding this situation. 

Because prevention is the most important measure to impede transmission of any virus, we encourage everyone to follow the same preventative strategies used during a normal cold and flu season:   

  • Getting a flu shot 
  • Wash regularly using soap and water 
  • If soap and water are not available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes into elbow or tissue and immediately place in trash 
  • Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces 
  • Stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness until you are fever-free without medication for 24 hours 

Flu shots are still recommended for students, faculty, and staff. Flu shots are available through public health departments and your primary care provider.