Saturday, April 19, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory: Click for latest info about closings.Updates and additional closing information will be provided here as information becomes available.

Jan 29, 4 p.m.
Georgia Regents University will open as scheduled tomorrow, Jan. 30. Classes and student activities will resume and all university and health system faculty and staff should report at their regularly scheduled times.

In the interest of safety, students and employees are reminded to exercise good judgment and caution traveling to and from work.

Jan 29, 10:30 a.m.
The GRHealth Incident Command Center is now closed. However, CEPaR staff will continue to work with employees to make inclement weather travel arrangements until 2pm, as may be necessary, and can be reached at 706-721-6200. Please also note that our taxi company may still require at least 90 minutes in order to respond to your request. So, plan accordingly.

Otherwise, all operations have resumed to normal for Georgia Regents Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Jan 29, 8:00 a.m.
GRHealth Ambulatory Care clinics will be open for business as usual on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Georgia Regents Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia operations are also continuing as normal.

Local emergency management agencies are reporting some road closures, but most roads remain passable this morning.  As always, you should exercise your best judgment and caution while on the road. Most importantly, allow yourself extra time to get to work today and be careful.

We will continue to work with employees to make inclement weather travel arrangements. Please call the ICC at 706-721-6200 for more information about taxi availability. Please also note that our taxi company has informed us they require at least 90 minutes to schedule pick-ups due to high demand this morning.

Jan 28, 9:00 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, Georgia Regents University will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 29. Classes and student activities on all Augusta campuses have been cancelled, and university faculty and staff should not report for work. In addition, all patient appointments in the GRU College of Dental Medicine have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. The GRU Student Health Center and Wellness Center will also be closed.

Georgia Regents Health System operations will continue and personnel  involved in direct patient care should report as scheduled. At this time, the GRU Ambulatory Care Center clinics are still scheduled to remain open on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The conditions will be reassessed overnight and a final decision on whether to keep the clinics open or to close will be made by 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.Health System administrative support areas not involved in direct patient care, or providing support for direct patient care, will operate on a delay. Patient care staff in need of transportation throughout the event should remember to call the ICC at 706-721-6200.

In the interest of safety, all GRU and GRHealth employees are reminded to exercise good judgment and caution traveling to and from work.

Jan 28, 4:30 p.m.
Information about potential closings on Wednesday, Jan. 29 will be posted here at 10 p.m.

Jan 28, 8:30 a.m.
The Student Health Clinic is closed today, Jan. 28.

Jan 28, 6:30 a.m.
Due to expected inclement weather, Georgia Regents University will close today, Jan. 28. All classes and student activities on the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses have been cancelled. While university faculty and employees should not report for work, patient care activities will continue and Health System personnel should report as scheduled.

In addition, all patient appointments in the GRU College of Dental Medicine have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Jan. 28, 4:30 a.m.
Due to expected inclement weather, Georgia Regents University will close today, Jan. 28. All classes and student activities on the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses have been cancelled. Patient care activities will continue and Health System personnel should report as scheduled.

Employees should consult their supervisor for additional information. Updates and additional closing information will be provided here as information becomes available.

Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 28). GRHealth is committed to providing quality patient care around the clock for those in need. At this time, we want to remind you that all GRHealth employees are expected to report to work as usual during this inclement weather, and to let you know that we appreciate your diligence in helping us fulfill our commitment to the continuity of quality patient care.

Because GRHealth also cares about the health and safety of our staff, we will make every effort to arrange transportation for patient care staff if needed during the duration of this weather front. Shuttle services on the health sciences campus are still expected to be operating at this point.

GRHealth will activate the Incident Command Center for the health system beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and it will be open as needed through the duration of this event. Any questions about operations, transportation, and other inquiries related to this situation should be directed to the ICC by calling 706-721-6200.

Many area schools are expected to dismiss early and possibly close beginning tomorrow. At this time, classes will remain open as scheduled at Georgia Regents University; however, the State of the University & Health System address has been postponed.

Watch for updates on our websites, social media channels, and from local media outlets for the latest information regarding GRU class schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday and thereafter. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide information in a timely fashion.

Again, for all emergent issues, you may direct your calls to the ICC beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 706-721-6200.

2 comments

  1. most of the area schools and daycare centers are closed so what about all of the students and employees who have children with nowhere to go?

  2. I am curious as to why GRU will be open tomorrow (Jan. 30th) when both Richmond and Columbia County School Systems have announced that they will be closed. As I have two children affected by the school closures, I will be unable to attend my classes or other activities. I am quite sure that I am not the only person affected by this. Many students, as well as instructors, have children that will have to stay home tomorrow. Has anyone at the University taken this into consideration?

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