Thank you for your dedicated efforts to implement and participate in online instruction as we advance toward the completion of Spring Semester. I have been advised this morning by the University System of Georgia that instruction at all USG institutions will continue to be offered in a remote format, with only limited exceptions, through the summer term.

For UGA, this means that our Maymester and Summer Semester course offerings will be online. Any unit that wishes to seek an exception should contact their Dean or Vice President for appropriate review, which ultimately will require USG approval.

According to USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley, all institutions will return to normal operations for Fall Semester, assuming health conditions permit. For the immediate future, however, we are to continue our current telework and flexible work strategies to minimize the number of individuals who remain on campus to maintain operations and support remote instruction.

I realize the extraordinary demands that this pandemic places on everyone and thank you for your resilience and determination. Like you, I eagerly await the time when we can return to campus and regain some sense of normalcy. Until then, we must all do our part to maintain social distancing in order to stay safe and healthy. Together, we will persevere through these challenging times.