SAE Institute’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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 remains 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. Please check this page for regular updates.

Atlanta:  On June 30th SAE Institute Atlanta was advised that a student, who last visited the campus June 26th, tested positive for COVID-19.  The campus will be closed while the necessary cleaning takes place and re-open with limited access beginning July 12th. All SAE Institute Atlanta courses will be delivered online until further notice, allowing students the flexibility to continue their studies remotely. All classes will be held on the same days and at the same times as currently scheduled via online learning. We will provide updates as to the status of the campus and its availability for students and staff as they become available. Local Health Information: Georgia Department of Public Health

Chicago: Effective the week of May 11, SAE Institute Chicago will open to allow students limited access to the facility in support of their online learning.  Students will not be allowed to use the facilities for anything other than working on their online courses. No more than 5 students will be allowed on campus at the same time.  Faculty will continue to teach remotely and the campus will be staffed by a limited number of employees. Students and employees are required to wear facial covering and gloves at all times while on the premise.  Social distancing must be practice by staff and students at all times. The campus will be open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. Local Health Information: Illinois Department of Public Health

EmeryvilleEffective the week of May 11, SAE Expression College will open to allow students limited access to the facility in support of their online learning.  Students will not be allowed to use the facilities for anything other than working on their online courses. No more than 5 students will be allowed on campus at the same time.  Faculty will continue to teach remotely and the campus will be staffed by a limited number of employees. Students and employees are required to wear facial covering and gloves at all times while on the premise.  Social distancing must be practice by staff and students at all times. The campus will be open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. Local Health Information: California Department of Public Health

Miami: Effective the week of May 11, SAE Institute Miami will open to allow students limited access to the facility in support of their online learning.  Students will not be allowed to use the facilities for anything other than working on their online courses. No more than 5 students will be allowed on campus at the same time.  Faculty will continue to teach remotely and the campus will be staffed by a limited number of employees. Students and employees are required to wear facial covering and gloves at all times while on the premise.  Social distancing must be practice by staff and students at all times. The campus will be open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. Local Health Information: Florida Health Department

NashvilleEffective the week of May 11, SAE Institute Nashville will open to allow students limited access to the facility in support of their online learning.  Students will not be allowed to use the facilities for anything other than working on their online courses. No more than 5 students will be allowed on campus at the same time.  Faculty will continue to teach remotely and the campus will be staffed by a limited number of employees. Students and employees are required to wear facial covering and gloves at all times while on the premise.  Social distancing must be practice by staff and students at all times. The campus will be open Monday through Friday, 10am – 6pm.  Safer At Home Order. Local Health Information: Tennessee Department of Public Health

New York: In accordance with the executive order issued by the State of New York, all courses will be delivered online until further notice, allowing students the flexibility to continue their studies remotely. All classes will be held on the same days and at the same time as currently scheduled via online learning. 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 hand rails.  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:

CARES Act

Read more about the CARES Act and how it applies to SAE Institute here.