SCAD: Offer Hybrid Classes in Wake of Record Breaking COVID Numbers

SCAD: Offer Hybrid Classes in Wake of Record Breaking COVID Numbers

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The first day of class is set to start in two days at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Only issue? COVID numbers are at an all time high and there’s absolutely no option for hybrid classes (combination of online and in person instruction). Last January, there was only new 5 thousand cases in the state of Georgia. Last quarter, there were days with zero cases in the entire state. We were still offered hybrid classes for our safety. On January 3nd, 2021, ONE MILLION CASES WERE DIAGNOSED IN THE US. There is still option of hybrid instruction.

The likelihood of contracting the omicron variant is higher than ever. Between the lack of on-ground COVID testing until Friday, January 7th and the absence of hybrid classes, the school is bound to have an outbreak. And with the current attendance policy, countless students will attend in person classes in fear of being reprimanded. Ten days are needed to quarantine after contracting omicron. That’s an exponential amount of time to lose in class, especially when our current attendance policy is only 5 absences.

We are not asking for complete online instruction. With art school, we need the opportunity for hands on learning with our professors and peers. However, there needs to be an alternative for those who are quarantined, those who have weak immune systems, or those who are just limiting indoor activity. SCAD is playing with disaster with this decision. 

Offer hybrid classes. Protect your students and staff. 

If you’re also concerned about the lack of COVID precautions, please contact the Dean of Students! This is the BEST WAY to have your voice be heard.

Atlanta Campus: dosatl@scad.edu, doss@scad.edu

Savannah Campus: deanofstudents@scad.edu

There is also the option of calling:

Atlanta Campus: 404.253.3432

Savannah Campus: 912.525.6980

They need to know how we feel!

 

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