Because of concerns of the coronavirus, Southeast Arkansas College’s campus will remain closed to students until at least Monday, March 30. Midterms and first 8-week final exams will be made available online through the online learning management system for those that need to complete them, according to a news release.


SEARK is following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arkansas Health Department.


SEARK is moving all second 8-week semester courses to online instruction only. This only applies to the second 8-week courses which begin Monday, March 30. Spring 2020 16-week classes will meet back on campus once campus re-opens.


“The safety of our students is our top priority and we want to assure you all these steps continue to be done out of an abundance of caution, and not due to a direct threat or concern. We continue to ask everyone to practice good hygiene, including hand washing and sanitizing,” according to the release.


“The coronavirus situation continues to change constantly. Therefore, SEARK officials are meeting daily to follow developments and to coordinate the response according to the College’s Emergency Response Plan,” according to the release.


The CDC guidelines and SEARK updates can be found at: https://www.seark.edu/covid-19-response.