FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2020
Contact: Mallory Jordan, ASUN Marketing and Communications Specialist
NEWPORT (Ark.) – The safety of Arkansas State University-Newport students, faculty, staff and visitors is our top priority, and the institution is closely monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and following protocols as set forth in our emergency response plan.
In response to the most recent events, ASU-Newport is moving all class instruction to an online & remote forum starting March 16 and ending April 3. While no members of our community have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the institution is preparing for the potential of local transmission, aligning its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Arkansas Department of Health.
Prior to April 3, ASUN administration will reassess this response to COVID-19 and communicate any updates.
ASUN continues to vigilantly monitor and respond to any information regarding COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of the ASU-Newport community. Regular updates are being provided to all students and employees, as well as community members, at www.asun.edu/coronavirus. This will serve as the most up-to-date source for information during this time.
If you need immediate assistance please visit www.asun.edu/contact to find a full list of email addresses for your particular needs.
ASUN appreciates your understanding as we work to navigate this fluid situation.