McNeese State University will transition all face-to-face classes to online or remote delivery classes beginning Wednesday, March 18, and may continue through the spring semester.
“The campus remains open,” Candace Townsend, director of public relations and university events, said. According to Townsend, residence halls will remain open, and the Holbrook Computer Lab, Frazar Memorial Library and Rowdy’s Cafeteria will continue normal operating hours.
“This is a temporary situation, and this decision was made out of an abundance of caution. The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students are our primary concern,” Townsend added. “We will continue to closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus situation and make adjustments as needed.”
As per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, effective immediately, any events held on the McNeese campus with an expected attendance of more than 250 participants are cancelled through March 30. Townsend said this guidance may be extended depending on how the Coronavirus outbreak develops over the next few weeks.
Yesterday, the Southland Conference cancelled all athletic competitions through March 30. McNeese athletic teams will continue to practice and conduct workouts during this time.
“We will be communicating frequently with our faculty, staff and students about upcoming events that are being rescheduled or postponed,” Townsend said.
Guidance and resources will also be posted to the McNeese Emergency Communications webpage at www.mcneese.edu/emergency.