Southern State closing campuses


After a Sunday afternoon press briefing announcing Ohio’s “Stay at Home Order,” Southern State Community College President Kevin Boys announced that all the college’s campuses will be completely closed after Monday.

“As we’ve all come to learn, the nation’s and state’s response to the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving. Today, Dr. (AMY) Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, issued a ‘Stay at Home Order.’ We had made earlier plans that would limit campus access to libraries and computer labs, and a few select lab courses, but effective at 11:59 p.m. on Monday March 23, all campuses will be entirely closed through April 6,” Boys said in a news release. “We will continue to do our best to provide as much continuity as possible for our students, but all of us, with very few exceptions, will be doing that remotely. We simply must stay home.”

The college said it planned to send the updated information to its students Monday.

“All classes are resuming remotely this week for the remainder of the term,” the news release said. “Students are urged to check the website regularly at www. as this information will be updated as needed.”


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