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ECE Response to COVID-19

Update: March 13, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization have emphasized the importance of taking active measures to contain the spread of the Corona virus (COVID-19) while mitigating the risk to vulnerable populations.

In accordance with these guidelines, Emory Continuing Education will transition many classes to a remote/online learning format beginning Monday, March 23.

  • Courses through Sunday, March 22 will continue to meet as scheduled and in person at Century Center.
  • Some courses may be rescheduled or cancelled; ECE staff members will contact these impacted students directly to review options.
  • Please note: students may elect to transfer to a course at a later date, if additional sections are available. Registrants who prefer not to take an online class may also choose to receive a full refund.

Here are the steps we’re taking to protect our students, instructors and staff. ECE has:

  • Added more hand sanitizer stations throughout our Century Center location; 
  • Reinforced classroom cleaning procedures between course sessions.  
  • Canceled in-person OLLI classes for students ages 60+ temporarily to minimize exposure for high-risk populations.
  • Discontinued all coffee self-service stations to reduce potential for contaminated surfaces and objects

As a reminder -- if you are feeling sick, please stay home.

As noted, our decision to transition to remote/online learning is in accordance with CDC/WHO guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and reflects similar actions from peer institutions. We will continue to communicate updates on our website and via email.

ECE appreciates your flexibility and patience, and we look forward to seeing you back in class.


We encourage everyone to take the following precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to protect yourself and those around you:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home when you are sick and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot if you have not already.