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What will happen to the RAC?

What will happen to the RAC?

Journi Rodriguez, Reporter

July 24, 2020

The RAC will open for the fall semester with new safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic The Georgia Southern Recreation Activity Center (RAC) will open to the public this Fall 2020 semester with new plans and requirements to keep visitors safe, according to Jeremy Wilburn, marketing director for the RA...

We asked, you responded: return to campus

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Reporter

July 17, 2020

Georgia Southern is officially returning to in person classes for our Fall 2020 semester with the additional guidelines based on CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations. A recent survey sent out by the George-Anne and answered by 131 faculty, staff and students with 70 re...

We asked, you responded: USG face covering mandate

We asked, you responded: USG face covering mandate

Abby Fuller, Daily Managing Editor

July 14, 2020

STATESBORO — The George-Anne shared a survey with students, faculty and staff on Monday, July 6, asking for their thoughts on the USG decision to require face coverings to be worn on campus. Since then, we have received nearly 800 responses. This article includes many of those comments. All quotes...

More than 150 of Georgia Southern faculty want a re-evaluation of in-person classes

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Olivia Craft

July 13, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern faculty and staff members have released a petition in regards to the return of in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. The petition released on July 4 states that the faculty believes it is their “professional and ethical responsibility” to ensure the healt...

Campus community responds to USG face covering requirement

Campus community responds to USG face covering requirement

Abby Fuller

July 10, 2020

STATESBORO — Seventy percent of Georgia Southern students agree with the University System of Georgia’s decision to require face coverings inside campus facilities, while 25 percent disagree with the decision, according to a George-Anne survey.The George-Anne shared a survey with the recipients of...

COVID-19 cases increase in Bulloch County and surrounding areas

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Fernanda Camacho Hauser

July 10, 2020

STATESBORO — Bulloch County and the surrounding areas continue to see a steady increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases.While this week the number of confirmed cases in Bulloch County exceeded 500, the day to day increase remained in the 14-18 case range with a spike of 25 on July 5. This could be the...

USG now requiring campus community to wear face coverings while on campus

USG now requiring campus community to wear face coverings while on campus

Andy Cole

July 6, 2020

ATLANTA — After pushback from stakeholders across the state, the University System of Georgia (USG) is now requiring students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings. Face coverings are required inside all campus buildings and facilities where social dista...

Southeast Georgia continues to see rise in COVID-19 cases

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Fernanda Camacho

July 3, 2020

STATESBORO — Bulloch and surrounding counties continue to see a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases a week after Statesboro’s mayor gave a talk about the increase in cases.July 2 saw a rise in Bulloch county’s confirmed COVID-19 case numbers from 391 to 411, which was a slight decrease in repor...

Defaced Safe Space sign found on campus nearly seven months after Title IX report was filed

Defaced Safe Space sign found on campus nearly seven months after Title IX report was filed

Andy Cole

June 30, 2020

STATESBORO — A defaced Safe Space sign was found in a building on Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus. An investigation by The George-Anne revealed a Title IX report, filed nearly seven months prior, about the same sign. The sign was found in the lockshop office of GS’ Service Response Ce...

Statesboro mayor updates the city on increasing COVID-19 rates

Statesboro mayor updates the city on increasing COVID-19 rates

Fernanda Camacho Hauser

June 30, 2020

STATESBORO — Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar gave an official update on Thursday about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Statesboro and Bulloch County.Due to Statesboro’s position as a regional hot spot, McCollar calls for Statesboro residents to remain vigilant in light of t...

Georgia Southern president holds reopening Q&A

Olivia Craft

June 19, 2020

STATESBORO-- Georgia Southern’s President held a virtual meeting to address concerns for the reopening of the campus for the upcoming fall semester.President Kyle Marrero said, “It isn’t business as usual in any way, shape or form.”Marrero started the virtual meeting by reviewing the plan to reo...

Blue Room is closed indefinitely after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19

Blue Room is closed indefinitely after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19

Andy Cole

June 16, 2020

Update - 11:30 a.m. June 16, 2020: In a phone call with The George-Anne, William Bridwell, partner of The Blue Room, said that they are and have been taking precautions he says are, "As serious as you can get.""We will not open our doors unless we have absolute confidence that it's a safe [and] heal...

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