Berry moves to remote work for all of spring semester

By Cassie LaJeunesse, Campus Carrier Editor

According to a special message from President Steve Briggs on the Berry website, Berry will extend remote instruction through the end of the semester. Briggs will inform students in an email later today. 

This decision follows a shelter-in-place order from the City of Rome, issued last night and effective today at 5 p.m. until April 6.

A list of exceptions to this ordinance is available on the Berry website and includes those with jobs such as law enforcement, animal health care, minimum necessary activities for facilitation of businesses working remotely, facilitating distance learning and several others. 

“Employees who need to work on campus in an area that is included on this list of exceptions should consult directly with their supervisor,” Briggs said. 

The message includes other information about the college’s plans, including encouragement for the community. To read the full message, visit

“The strength of Berry has never been more evident than in the resilience and flexibility you have shown through this experience to date,” Briggs said. “While it would be foolish to predict how the weeks and months ahead will unfold, your on-going care of Berry, our students, and each other will enable us to persevere and thrive as a college.”

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