SAE Institute's Response to COVID-19

Atlanta, GA -

Chicago, IL -

Emeryville, CA -

Miami, FL -

Nashville, TN -

New York, NY

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SAE Institute's Response to COVID-19

16 Mar 2020

SAE Institute in the US has been closely monitoring the global health situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The safety and well-being of all SAE Institute staff and students remain our highest priority.  As such, we have organized a ‘task force’ of senior executives and campus officials that meet daily to actively prepare for potential cases in each of our US-based campuses.  We are fortunate that, currently, none of our staff or students have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Atlanta:  SAE Institute Atlanta remains open for normal operations and class sessions.  Our staff continues to monitor conditions around the city of Atlanta and is in close contact with the ‘task force’ on a daily basis. Local Health Information: Georgia Department of Public Health

Chicago: SAE Institute Chicago remains open for normal operations and class sessions.  Our staff continues to monitor conditions around the city of Chicago and is in close contact with the ‘task force’ on a daily basis. Local Health Information: Illinois Department of Public Health

Emeryville: SAE Expression College remains open for normal operations and class sessions.  Our staff continues to monitor conditions around the San Francisco-Bay Area and is in close contact with the ‘task force’ on a daily basis.  Local Health Information: California Department of Public Health

Miami: SAE Institute Miami remains open for normal operations and class sessions.  Our staff continues to monitor conditions around the city of Miami and is in close contact with the ‘task force’ on a daily basis. Local Health Information: Florida Health Department

Nashville: SAE Institute Nashville remains open for normal operations and class sessions.  Our staff continues to monitor conditions around the city of Nashville and is in close contact with the ‘task force’ on a daily basis. Local Health Information: Tennessee Department of Public Health

New York: SAE New York remains open for normal operations and class sessions. However, in response to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the local area - and consistent with the approach taken by other colleges in the area - SAE Institute New York is offering students the option to attend classes online for a three-week period from March 16.  Students can elect to attend classes from home that will be delivered through our Learning Management System.

  • Classes will be held at the same day and times as described on each student’s schedule.  Classes will begin and end at the same time as advised in the schedule.
  • The lecture component of the course will be delivered online during this period and arrangements for practical course components will be made according to the needs of individual students.

Students will still have the option to come to class and employees will continue working on campus. 

We will continue to review this approach with consideration for the impacts of COVID-19 on our local community.

Local Health Information: New York State Department of Health

Focus on the health and wellbeing of staff and students:

SAE Institute encourages everyone to continue maintaining good hygiene.  All current medical advice suggests that the best ways to prevent the virus from spreading include washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

In addition to nightly cleaning of our campuses, our cleaning staff are disinfecting common areas and high-traffic frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, and handrails.  All campuses are providing extra hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and latex gloves for staff and students to use at their discretion.

We encourage anyone who is feeling unwell - including staff or students - to stay home and seek medical advice.  This is important, not only in preventing COVID-19 but also preventing the spread of other colds and flu. 

We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our teaching and learning communities and will update staff and students as appropriate.

Finally, we are aware there are staff and students who are feeling very vulnerable and anxious at this time, including those who have family and friends directly impacted by COVID-19. This virus does not discriminate - and neither do we. Ours must be a culture of empathy, compassion, and support first and foremost. We encourage everyone to continue maintaining good hygiene.  All current medical advice suggests that washing your hands regularly, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Public Health Resources:

For more tips on preventing the spread of the virus, please visit these related health sites: