Governors State Reponds to Governor Pritzker's Stay Home Order
In response to Governor J.B. Prtizker's Stay-at-Home order for all Illinoisans, Governors State University is restricting access to campus until April 7, 2020.
President Elaine P. Maimon informed the campus community on Friday. She wrote:
Effective from 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 21, through April 7, the Stay-at-Home executive order requires residents to remain home with specific exceptions for businesses that provide essential services, including colleges and universities, banks, convenience stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, laundromats, hardware stores and more.
In compliance, Governors State University is restricting access to campus. Starting on Saturday and until further notice, we expect all employees, except those whose presence is essential to minimal campus operations, to stay at home.
Public safety officers, facilities workers, student housing personnel, and those who are critical to delivering distance learning are examples of those employees who must be physically on campus.
To accommodate remote learning, most university functions have moved to a virtual environment, including Library research, tutoring and other services offered through the Academic Resources Center and Academic Advising.Additionally, the campus will be open for limited hours to serve students who need access to technology.
Please check the GSU website for information on campus hours. To keep everyone safe, students are asked to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing while on campus.
Please check your Governors State email for more detailed communications from Human Resources regarding this rapidly changing situation. Updates are also available at our dedicated website www.govst.edu/COVID-19/.Thank you for your patience, your perseverance, and for the care and compassion you show towards each other. We will get through these most difficult times together.
Dr. Elaine P. Maimon, President
Please visit our dedicated website for more COVID-19 updates and announcements.