March 13, 2020

Tougaloo College Community,

In an attempt to protect the campus community from the threat of spreading the coronavirus (Covid-19), Tougaloo College will extend spring break by one week. Residence halls will remain closed and all on-campus, chapel and athletic events are suspended until further notice.

The College is extending spring break to include the week of Monday, March 16, 2020 in order for faculty to prepare for alternative instructional methods. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all classes will resume using online and alternative teaching strategies. All administrators and staff will report to work, as scheduled, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, unless sick leave is requested due to experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our highest priorities, therefore we are closely monitoring developments in the spread of the coronavirus, with a focus on its potential impact on our campus. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Tougaloo College.

The College is staying alert regarding new information and recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mississippi State Department of Health. Thank you for your continued support as we continue our endeavor to protect our campus community. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to monitor email and the College website often regarding all Tougaloo College updates.



Carmen J. Walters, Ph.D.