March 20th, 2020
Garrett College to move to full tele-work environment, physical campus locations to close through April 12
College will continue to provide services and support remotely
Garrett College announced Friday, March 20th that the College will move to a full-telework environment, closing all physical Garrett College campus locations as of 5:30 p.m., through April 12, 2020.
With Governor Hogan's Executive Order yesterday – limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people along with directing higher education to convert to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester - College administration made the decision to extend all of GC's online instruction for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.
As part of today's announcement, employees were given a directive to prepare to transition to a full tele-work environment. Only those employees deemed essential in ensuring the continuous operations of the College are permitted to be on campus during this time.
With the physical shutdown of the campus, the College's Library & Learning Commons will no longer be open for student use. Additionally, food services provided by the Laker Café will also be unavailable; however, the Students in Need Group (SING) Food Pantry and donations will be utilized to help provide food for any students unable to leave campus.
Dr. Richard Midcap, president of Garrett College, emphasized that the College is not closing and will continue to provide operational and support services remotely.
"We recognize that these are challenging times for all of us," stated Midcap. "The health and welfare of our employees and students, and the protection of the College, remain the highest priority. I have no doubt we will meet this challenge and will be stronger for having done so."
The most up-to-date information on the Garrett College's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), can be found online at COVID-19.