NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — Charleston Southern announced all classes will be held on online the week of March 16 to 20.
In a release, the university emphasized this is not an extension of spring break. Students who can stay home are encouraged to do so.
Starting Monday, March 16, all faculty will use Blackboard to conduct classes.
Charleston Southern hopes one week is enough for the COVID-19 incubation period for any students who may have been exposed.
The university says it will make its next announcement about in-person classes on March 19.
Campus offices will open and be on a regular schedule next week. The school will post information about food service and library hours on its website.
Students who live on campus can return. Anyone who does not feel well is asked to stay home until they feel better.
Charleston Southern’s statement says, in part:
University officials say additional deep cleaning processes are being used across campus and international travel has been suspended. The university discourages travel outside South Carolina.