Students and Parents

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Campus Update – Students  

Albany State University is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and there have been 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. All students are expected to participate in online and remote instruction beginning on Monday, March 23.  All students residing in ASU residential facilities should depart the campus by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Housing and Residence Life will follow up with residential students with specific instructions. If you have extenuating circumstances, contact or 229-500-2025 immediately.   

ASU will transition to online and remote instruction until Friday, April 3. To prepare for the transition, please complete the Student Distance Learning Agreement by Monday, March 16. This will serve as an agreement between the student and Albany State University to actively engage in online and remote academic instruction. If your program requires clinical hours for licensure, your department will be in contact with you.  

At this time, all campus events have been modified, cancelled or rescheduled.  

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

Please regularly check our Coronavirus Update and Resources page at 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.