Emory Athletics Response To COVID-19

Emory Athletics Response To COVID-19

Atlanta, GA, March 12, 2020 – As the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to develop and its classification raised to a pandemic, the Emory University and the Department of Athletics have developed the following to safe guard all of our constituents.  The Georgia Department of Public Health has announced there are multiple cases in the state.  

Emory is committed to providing our student-athletes, coaches, staff and members who utilize the Woodruff Physical Education Center the latest university updates and information at:  https://www.emory.edu/coronavirus/


Effective immediately, Emory University has cancelled all spring intercollegiate competition and activities.

Per the NCAA statement released Thursday afternoon (Mar. 12) regarding winter championships, the indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will not compete at those national events.

Effective immediately, Emory University will extend spring break for students until Sunday, March 22, 2020, and transition to remote learning for graduate and undergraduate classes on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Residential learning will be suspended for the remainder of the semester while the university remains open.

For more Spring Break information, please click here.

Emory recommends canceling all gatherings not essential to the academic mission in order to reduce the risk of exposure to and transmission of the virus. This guidance is rapidly evolving, as we work with a panel of subject matter experts to determine the best actions to protect our community.

The decision to transition to remote learning, limit events, and offer telecommuting options is consistent with CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and reflect similar actions from peer institutions.  All options were considered to ensure that our entire community can feel safe in these uncertain times.

Please know that we continue to work with University officials frequently to review, update and communicate plans. This is an extremely fluid situation and all guidelines are subject to change as events change.


For more extensive coronavirus updates and information, including symptoms and a Q&A, please visit: 

CDC Information on the coronavirus, please click here.

For a global coronavirus tracking map, please click here.  


Fans are encouraged to visit the Emory Department of Athletics website at www.emoryathletics.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information.


Updated: March 12, 2020 – 8:00 pm