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Georgia public colleges will close for two weeks to address coronavirus
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All University System of Georgia institutions, including the University of North Georgia, will suspend instruction for two weeks, and students are asked to leave campus by close of business Friday, March 13.

Students are asked to stay off campus until Sunday, March 29. 

“At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester,” according to the UNG website. “For students who are unable to leave campus, our Office of Residence Life and other offices will work to safely accommodate those students on campus.”

The closure will give institutions time to “test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia,” according to the UNG website.

More details will be released when available, according to UNG's website.

David Parish with Lanier Technical College said on Thursday afternoon that no decision had been made to postpone classes but officials were monitoring the situation, in contact with statewide leaders and healthcare organizations and will be putting out regular updates on the school's website.

According to Lanier Tech's website, "there have not been any cases of coronavirus exposure to anyone on our campuses."