Staff at Southern Arkansas University will work from home following the end of spring break next week in response to the public health crisis.

Southern Arkansas University employees will work remotely or from home effective Monday, March 30.

The date coincides with the end of spring break, and is in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

An exception to the requirement will be those employees who will report to the campus on rotating schedules to meet critical staffing needs.

On-campus student services will continue to be provided.

Housing is still open and dining services will continue. Health services will still be available, and select computer labs will remain accessible to students.

University Police are on patrol.

The Mulerider Activity Center is closed until further notice.

A university statement said directors and department chairs are working with the Risk Management Task Force to ensure that personnel have the resources needed to work remotely during the public health crisis.

SAU asks students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to heed requests and take every action plausible to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and avoid travel and gatherings.

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