Date: 2020-11-17

SDSU Georgia Adheres to Government Regulations for Face-to-Face Labs

For the 2020 academic year, the majority of SDSU Georgia’s classes are taking place in a virtual learning environment to ensure the health and safety of both students and faculty. SDSU Georgia was the first university in the country to make the switch to online learning in the spring and remains committed to the safety and health of its students.

Certain laboratory courses cannot be conducted online and require face-to-face learning and the university is taking all necessary precautions, in accordance with both governmental regulations and SDSU mandates, to conduct classes safely. Many of the regulations which must be followed require the participation of both faculty and students to ensure the safety of everyone. These include:

  • maintaining social distancing in the classroom
  • passing through dezo-barriers
  • undergoing temperature checks upon entry
  • using personal protective equipment such as face masks
  • using hand sanitizers frequently and washing hands frequently for a minimum 20 seconds
  • using gloves and/or eye glasses when necessary
  • coughing using tissue or coughing into the elbow

Following approval from the Ministry of Health, face-to-face labs began on August 31st, 2020. Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Georgian authorities have decided to postpone in-person learning at all schools within the country. In accordance with these guidelines, SDSU Georgia has suspended face-to-face instruction and will continue to actively monitor the situation and comply with all government regulations.