How Shelter-in-Place Order affects Reinhardt
A message from Acting President Dr. Mark Roberts on Friday, April 4:
Shelter in Place: This week and last, Reinhardt responded to and complied with Cherokee County, the City of Waleska and the state of Georgia’s Shelter in Place executive orders. In fact, Reinhardt leadership had already put into place a number of modifications in order to comply with CDC guidelines for our on-campus students, staff, and our food service. In advance of Governor Kemp’s new order, effective today, April 3, I sent a message to the Reinhardt campus community further restricting on-campus work hours to only critical infrastructure functions. In that message, I directed on-campus students who can go to a safe place to do so by 5:00 PM on April 2; we are also restricting visitors to campus. These actions are to safeguard all who remain on campus. Rest assured that Reinhardt University Public Safety are on duty, Gordy Dining Center is offering three to-go meals plus a late-night snack each day, and we have designated quarantine areas in the event a student who lives on campus becomes ill with the coronavirus.
A message from Dr. Mark Roberts on Wednesday, April 1:
Dear Reinhardt Campus Community:
Governor Kemp stated today that he would sign a new Shelter in Place Executive Order for the state of Georgia on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Details regarding exactly what the order imposes will become clear tomorrow. The order will go into place on Friday, April 3, 2020. We are unsure of the exact time.
In advance of the Executive Order, Reinhardt University is putting into place the following:
1) Remote working and learning will continue.
2) All residential students who can move off campus and go to a safe place must do so before Thursday, April 2 by 5:00 PM.
3) All administrative staff should only come to a campus office for essential functions and only for the time needed to complete the task.
4) Before Thursday, April 2 by 5:00 PM, all remote workers– administrative staff and faculty– must retrieve from your offices items needed to conduct your work during the period of the Executive Order.
5) All currently defined essential employees work according to your direct supervisor’s instructions.
Students who remain on campus are required to follow the Shelter in Place Executive Orders by the state, county, and city and to follow all CDC Guidelines.
Dean of Students, Dr. May, will provide more information to residential students and help answer questions.
Gordy Dining Center will continue to-go service to students on campus.
Library will close operations at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 2. 24/7 access space with computers will remain accessible. Librarians will assist students and faculty via email or phone.
Hours for mail pick-up from Support Services will be adjusted after details of the Executive Order are published.
Office Directors and Deans will communicate clarifications and give directions regarding individual contingencies and circumstances.
We will continue to monitor the emergency situation and make adjustments as necessary.
See the Covid-19 FAQ page for updates over the next few days: https://www.reinhardt.edu/student-life/student-services-resources/COVID-19-Updates
Reinhardt University is dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff. The University administration, along with the Reinhardt COVID-19 Task Force, has evaluated all available information and have made the decision to conduct all spring semester courses online.