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ECU, PCC, schools monitor conditions


The Daily Reflector

Saturday, September 15, 2018

East Carolina University announced Saturday it will resume classes beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, while an announcement is forthcoming from Pitt County Schools and Pitt Community College.

ECU, the public schools system and PCC canceled classes last week as Hurricane Florence approached. ECU’s last class was Tuesday at noon. The school system and PCC shuttered on Wednesday. 

PCC’s website indicates the campus will be closed through today but no announcement had been made about Monday.

Pitt County government today is closing emergency shelter operations at the county’s middle schools to facilitate a return to class by students, but the school system had not announced Saturday when class will resume.

ECU said it will offer flexibility and support for students who cannot travel or return at that time due to hurricane-related issues, according to university officials.

Residence halls will open at noon Tuesday. All Brody School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine students should refer to emails from their respective administrators regarding class schedules.

For employees, Condition 2 of the UNC System Adverse Weather and Emergency Event policy continues until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, when Condition 1 begins and continues until 8 a.m. Wednesday, when normal operations resume. Staff who cannot report to work should contact their supervisor.

For details about the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy and Condition levels, visit www.ecu.edu/prr/06/45/02 .

ECU Facilities staff have been out on campus assessing buildings and cleaning up fallen debris. They report campus received minimal damage.

Road conditions in North Carolina vary dramatically, the ECU announcement said. Students returning to Greenville should check road conditions for their planned travel route by visiting the NC DOT website: https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/. Updates on Greenville streets can be found at bit.ly/GreenvilleRoads .

Students who cannot make it back to campus should contact the Dean of Students office at dos@ecu.edu or call 252-328-9297.

Effective 8 a.m. Monday, an ECU call center will be in operation at 252-737-5100 for students, parents and staff who have non-emergency questions related to the hurricane. It will be staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Check studentaffairs.ecu.edu for updates on student affairs services such as dining, transit, student health, student rec center and RDU airport shuttle service.

ECU Physicians will reopen for patient appointments beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.

Continue to monitor email and these emergency messages at ecu.edu/alert.

For updates on Hurricane Florence, visit nhc.noaa.gov/#Florence

Please keep all who continue to deal with the aftermath of severe flooding throughout the Carolinas in your thoughts, including ECU and fellow UNC System students and employees.