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Mar
16

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 16, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. As you recall, the governor’s executive order yesterday closed the university, while giving us the latitude to transition to online instruction. Today we met with our COVID-19 working group, the vice presidents and department directors, and the deans and chairs. We [...]

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Mar
15

FMU closing campus, moving to online instruction on March 25, 2020

FLORENCE — Francis Marion University is officially closing through March 31, per South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s March 15 Executive Order related to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in the state. The governor’s executive order closed all public schools in South Carolina. But it does provide individual universities with the authority “to deliver virtual [...]

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Mar
15

Statement on Governor’s Executive Order – March 15, 2020

South Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference late this afternoon and announced the closing of all public colleges and universities until March 31. The governor’s executive order can be found online here. You’ll note that Section 2 provides the authority for us “to deliver virtual instruction and remote learning” and to provide “housing for [...]

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Mar
15

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 15, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. My email last to you Thursday afternoon outlined three conditions under which we would reconsider continuing on-campus instruction after spring break—if the COVID-19 situation escalates, if the state closes substantial parts of the K-12 school system, or if any other adverse [...]

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Mar
12

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 12, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Yesterday afternoon, the deans, chairs, senior staff, and I met and discussed a number of issues pertaining to COVID-19. Let me briefly summarize a few points. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has identified ten confirmed or [...]

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Mar
09

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 9, 2020

Latest message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the first confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Carolina. They are being treated and monitored with the protocol established by the Centers for Disease Control [...]

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Mar
03

Statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 3, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, generating substantial concern and apprehension internationally and domestically. As most of you know, this is a new virus that causes mild to severe respiratory illness and, in some instances, serious medical complications. We [...]

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Mar
03

Tips to help stop the spread of germs

Francis Marion University is blanketing university buildings, on campus and downtown, with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on best practices for infectious disease prevention, and we are increasing the number of hand-sanitizing stations in our buildings.

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