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Vol State closes Livingston, Springfield campuses to aid Gallatin campus staffing due to COVID-19

Last updated on October 9, 2020

Effective Friday, Oct. 9, Volunteer State Community College will be closing two satellite campuses, Livingston and Springfield, until Monday, Oct. 19, to handle staffing issues tied to COVID-19, according to the Vol State Office of Public Relations.

A Gallatin staff member tested positive for COVID-19, in an exposure not thought to be connected to the campus. However, staffing issues came about when the college put into place the usual quarantine protocols on the Gallatin campus. To handle that staffing loss, Vol State is pulling in staff from the Livingston and Springfield campuses, temporarily, to cover shifts on the main campus.

The majority of Vol State classes are online this semester and all classes have the ability to do online work, so classes will be able to continue. There may be changes to on-site classes for Livingston and Springfield. Students should see their email for details.

 For students needing to reach personnel at these campus locations, a directory list and access to virtual appointments may be found here:
Directory of Key Contacts: https://www.volstate.edu/coronavirus-disease/know-before-you-go
Virtual Appointments:  https://www.volstate.edu/appointments

Classes and normal business operations at the main campus in Gallatin, and campus in Cookeville, will continue as usual. Students are being informed via text messaging 

Vol State is committed to keeping students, faculty and staff safe during this pandemic. The college has tight COVID-19 restrictions on campus, including mask requirements and extensive contact tracing.

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