As our winter quarter concludes, the coronavirus outbreak has altered Evergreen operations in some challenging ways. Similar challenges are being felt by students and educators around the country and across the globe. Our ability to innovate and adapt is being pressure-tested as never before.
I am inspired by the ingenuity and flexibility our community has shown as we have raced to keep pace with events. We are building new structures for teaching and learning that will help keep all safe while delivering for you, our students. I have faith that we will succeed.
Governor Inslee has not flinched in taking vital measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. We share responsibility with him in keeping health at the forefront of the multiple choices we are all making every day. By leaning into these measures, we are protecting the lives of students, colleagues and family members, as well as our own.
Please watch Evergreen’s COVID-19 webpages for new information, and send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you are doing to take care of yourselves, your studies, families and friends. Please follow the governor's important directives. And know that Evergreen staff and faculty are completely focused on your future, planning a new academic experience in spring quarter that will bring you closer to your unique goals.
George S. Bridges
The Evergreen State College