Chatham County Upgraded to Tropical Storm Warning

University Eagle Alert Provides More Information

As Tropical Storm Elsa continues to threaten southern Georgia communities, and as Chatham County is officially upgraded to a Tropical Storm warning,

Georgia Southern has allowed the Armstrong campus to operate normally on Wednesday, Jul.7, the day the storm should make its largest impact. ”

Communications and Marketing slightly updated their messaging via email this morning, noting the upgrade in status while also specifying that workers may have difficulty with the logistics of their commute.

“Supervisors are encouraged to be understanding of unexpected childcare and travel needs that may arise.”

The email also states that more information regarding Elsa should be provided to the community early this afternoon.

In an Eagle Alert on the afternoon of Jul. 7, 2021, the university announced. “Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro Campus, Armstrong Campus and Liberty Campus will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, at which time all instruction will move online due to Tropical Storm Elsa. Face-to-face classes will move online via Folio and students should monitor their online Folio accounts for communication from their instructor.”

“Sponsored events will be canceled at 3 p.m. and Georgia Southern libraries will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7. The University will resume normal business operations and class schedule on Thursday, July 8. If normal business operations cannot resume as planned, the university community will be notified,”  the Eagle Alert said.

Additional information about university operations during the Tropical Storm can be found in the Eagle Alert sent via text, phone call, and an email to every student’s student email.

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