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Piedmont College is preparing to resume on-campus operations this fall. On this site, you can access details about protocols that will set the stage for a successful fall semester. The college’s COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor the health crisis, meets weekly, and develops policies to help ensure the safety and well-being of our campus communities in Demorest and Athens.

As members of the Piedmont community, we have a collective responsibility to do our part to keep our classmates and work colleagues healthy. Please take the time to review our five-pillar protocols.

 

Pillar Protocols

 

Academic Schedule

The academic calendar will remain unchanged with the following exceptions: Fall break (October 12-13) has been eliminated and in-person classes will end November 25. After Thanksgiving, classes and final examinations will be administered remotely.

Face Coverings

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear face coverings while in class, attending events, conducting business on campus, and in densely populated common spaces. The college will provide face coverings for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Social Distancing

Faculty, staff, and students are required to social distance while in class, attending events, conducting business on campus, and in densely populated common spaces. Classrooms and laboratories are being reconfigured to allow for social distancing. Classroom instruction, location, and teaching method may be revised to allow for physical distancing. With possible exceptions, large classes may be taught in a weekly alternating manner that would include both face-to-face and online formats.

Disinfecting and Cleaning

Facilities management and dining services have developed enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols for common areas and high-touch surfaces including classrooms, labs, and offices, that are consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The Piedmont Pledge and Health Screening

We all have a shared responsibility to care for the health and wellbeing of the members of the Piedmont College community.  All students will be required to sign the Piedmont Pledge, affirming knowledge and endorsement of our shared responsibilities. The newly created Student Health Response Protocol and ongoing screenings (especially in our residential and athletic communities) will also be part of our ongoing effort to keep our Piedmont Community healthy and our students academically successful. 

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