Ahead of Labor Day, Georgia Southern encourages campus community to stay in Statesboro

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

STATESBORO — In a Friday morning email sent to students, faculty and staff, Georgia Southern officials asks campus community to follow CDC travel guidelines if traveling and encourages a Statesboro stay-cation.

“You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people,” GS said. “This holiday weekend might be a good time for a “stay-cation” and we are encouraging all students to stay on-campus instead of taking the opportunity of a long weekend to travel.”

GS officials provided a list of seven things the campus community could do if they’re staying in town:

  • GS’ botanical garden (Statesboro campus)
  • Local state parks
  • GS’ golf course (Statesboro campus)
  • Veterans Memorial Walk in Hinesville
  • GS’ recreational facilities (Statesboro and Armstrong campuses)
  • Drive-in movies in Jesup or Beaufort, SC
  • GS’ shooting range (Statesboro campus)

“No matter what you do for the weekend, plan it safely,” GS said. “Use this holiday break to practice self-care and re-energize yourself for the remainder of fall semester.”

The latest CDC travel guidelines can be found here.