Emergency situations are never convenient, which is why it is critical that our community be prepared for the unknown. Being able to respond and activate either a departmental or individual emergency plan is not an easy feat. By reviewing plans and engaging our community more frequently, we can create a culture of preparedness and actually become more resilient together. We strongly encourage everyone to become familiar with their own plans, be it an individual plan, family plan, or department plan, in order to be more resilient once an emergency strikes.
In consultation with state and city government, we are going to move to online instruction beginning Monday, March 16th, for the rest of the spring semester. In the last few days, it has become clear that there now exists community spread of COVID-19 in New Orleans. We will cancel classes on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, to give faculty time to finalize their preparations, and to give students time to pack and move out if they plan to leave. Faculty will begin teaching online on Monday. Learn more