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Augusta University to reopen Wednesday

12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Augusta University campus to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 13

Augusta University will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 13. Classes and student activities on all Augusta University campuses will resume, and faculty and staff are expected to report as scheduled.

East Georgia State College Augusta will remain closed on Wednesday.

The safety of our campus community is our top priority. We ask that you continue to use good judgement when traveling as crews work to  clear debris and restore power to area residents.

Continue to check jagwire.augusta.edu/alert for the latest  updates.

1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Augusta University campus to remain closed Tuesday, Sept. 12

Classes and student activities on all Augusta University campuses, including the Dental College of Georgia and East Georgia State College Augusta, have been cancelled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, due to potential unsafe traveling conditions as a result of Hurricane Irma. In addition, members of the Augusta University family continue to provide support to help those displaced by the storm.

In the interest of safety, please be reminded to exercise good judgment and caution while traveling and non-essential Augusta University personnel should not report.

Augusta University employees considered essential personnel are expected to report as scheduled. Essential personnel include physicians, residents, nurses, and allied health staff who are involved in direct patient care and employees such as administrative support staff who provide support services to those in direct patient care. Public Safety and certain facilities staff are also generally considered essential personnel, unless you have been excused by your department.

AU Health System and its clinics will remain open. Operating and clinical services will continue as scheduled. All employees of AU Medical Center and AU Medical Associates are expected to report to work. Staff and students working in clinical settings, or in support of patient care activities and physician faculty should also report as scheduled. Consult your supervisor with questions or refer to your department’s emergency management plan.

The JagExpress shuttle will run an express Teal route from University Village to Oak Hall from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Green and Gold shuttles will run as normal.

Our top priority is the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. If your safety and security are compromised at any time, please consult your supervisor when making travel plans.

Employees interested in volunteering can refer to our expedited process for volunteer registration. All volunteers will be required to undergo a background screening and attend a brief orientation.

Campus will reopen Wednesday. Additional updates will be posted at jagwire.augusta.edu/alert.

To ensure that you receive notifications quickly, sign up for alerts from the Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR) team.

2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Augusta University campus to close Monday, Sept. 11

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Augusta University, including the Dental College of Georgia and East Georgia State College Augusta, will close Monday, Sept. 11.

Classes and student activities on all Augusta campuses have been cancelled, and non-essential university personnel should not report.

AU Health System and its clinics will remain open. Staff and students working in clinical settings, or in support of patient care activities should report as scheduled. Consult your supervisor with questions.

The JagExpress shuttle will run an express Teal route from University Village to Oak Hall from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Green and Gold shuttles will run as normal.

In the interest of safety, please be reminded to exercise good judgment and caution while traveling.

Efforts continue in our community to help those displaced. Employees interested in volunteering can refer to our expedited process for volunteer registration. All volunteers will be required to undergo a background screening and attend a brief orientation.

Additional closure updates will be posted here.

To ensure that you receive notifications quickly, sign up for alerts from the Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR) team.

4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Preparations underway for Hurricane Irma

Augusta University and Augusta University Health officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s impact as it begins to be felt across the region.

Recognizing the devastating potential such a large storm will have on the region and acknowledging Augusta’s role in providing shelter and assistance to those displaced, earlier today, the Augusta University community received an email calling for volunteers. That email included an expedited process for volunteer registration. All volunteers will be required to undergo a background screening and to attend a brief training orientation. Following the steps provided by this form makes volunteering easy and will greatly help the efficiency of our response efforts.

In the coming days, officials will be communicating a lot of information about the storm and its potential to affect the operations of the university and health system. These updates will appear on the Jagwire page for Augusta University Alerts. Please visit this page regularly for the most up to date information.

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