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SGMC holds coronavirus press conference, five staff members considered ‘high risk’

South Georgia Medical Center officials held a press conference Thursday to address the first case of COVID-19 found in Lowndes County. Dr. Brian Dawson, Chief Medical Officer of SGMC, confirmed that since the first case of COVID-19 was found at SGMC, five staff members are now considered “high risk” and are being closely monitored. SGMC officials recommended that those individuals ...

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Valdosta State will be temporarily suspending school starting Monday

COVID-19 Updates

VSU students get their wish. The University System of Georgia announced Thursday, March 13, it will suspend instruction for the next two weeks and then transition to a remote learning environment at all institutions. The announcement was made through a letter to presidents of 26 USG institutions. Spring break was set for March 16-20. Teresa MacCartney, Board of Regents of ...

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Social butterflies stay cautious as coronavirus outbreak continues

COVID-19 Updates

If you enjoy hugging and shaking hands, those practices may need to cease for a while. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 800 people in the U.S and has killed at least 29, according to the Associated Press. With Spring break just around the corner for VSU students – and others across the country – there are some ...

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Valdosta State announces decision to remain open in face of coronavirus

Valdosta State University announced Wednesday night that for the time being, all school operations will continue, bucking the trend of several nearby universities, which have chosen to close due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success, sent an email to VSU students, faculty and staff detailing the administration’s decision to continue ...

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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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Coronavirus is a paper tiger, less death than flu

The country is getting more scared by the day with more cases of the coronavirus popping up in airports, cruise ships, and high-density cities. But what do we really know about the novel disease COVID-19, and what kind of danger are we truly in? The coronavirus is respiratory . Patients with the coronavirus have had symptoms of fever, cough, and ...

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VSU Young Democrats host senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico

Thursday, the Valdosta State Young Democrats hosted a rally for Democratic senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico at the University Center Theater. Amico, who was running mate to Stacey Abrams in 2018, is running against Republican incumbent David Purdue. She made it clear that her main message to students is to get engaged. “If you take away nothing else from this ...

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VSU professor says coronavirus still an enigma

Dr. Eric Chambers, an associate professor of biology in VSU’s college of science and mathematics who specializes in molecular genetics says there is still a lot to be learned about the frightening new virus from China that has sent the globe into panic. The coronavirus been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The virus has been ...

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Dr. LaPlant having smooth transition in double roles

With just over a week as interim dean of the college of Sciences and Mathematics, Dr. James LaPlant has had a smooth transition. Dr. LaPlant, also the dean of the college of Humanities and Social Sciences, said that the changes have come easy with assistance from associate deans in both colleges. “The position of dean across the two colleges is ...

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VSU art professor set to give art-filled TedX presentation

What does it mean to human? Craig Hawkins, associate professor of art at VSU, hopes to get the viewers thinking about the question, as he will take stage this Saturday, Feb. 22, in a TedX event. The event will be held in the University Theatre from 1 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Hawkins’ presentation titled “Witnessing to Remarkable Beauty in ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!