HOPE, AR – March 15, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution and in response to Governor Hutchinson’s issued mandate for all Arkansas Public K-12 schools districts to close by Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campuses will be closed to students effective immediately and remain closed until the end of Spring Break on March 29, 2020.
This closure does not impact online classes, they will continue as scheduled. With additional instructional days already in our calendar, UAHT will consider next week an extended Spring Break for our face-to-face students. The College will continue to prepare and finalize all alternative instructional delivery methods and resources with the assumption that they will be fully deployed on March 30, 2020.
All UAHT employees will report to work as usual on Monday, March 16, 2020. The College will be open, but all buildings will be locked. Employees will be available for assistance, but will conduct all activities from campus by telephone or technology appointments only. As always, students can contact their faculty by use of campus email or their office phone.
No indications of novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been identified among any campus faculty, students, or staff at UAHT or in our immediate service area. Proactively, custodial services staff will continue to perform a deep cleaning of UAHT buildings in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. In cooperation with the Office of the Governor, the Arkansas Department of Health, CDC, UA System, and other agencies, the UAHT Response Team will continue monitoring the status of the virus and its impact on college operations.
If you are ill or have a fever do not come to campus, seek medical attention. If you have childcare issues, please contact your supervisor immediately. Also, keep in mind that you have unlimited access to “UAMS HealthNow” at https://uamshealth.com/healthnow/ . Updates specific to the Coronavirus and its effects on UAHT can be accessed at www.uaht.edu/coronavirus-information