NICHOLLS COVID-19 TIMELINE
January 21, 2020
First reported case of novel coronavirus in the United States.
February 5, 2020
Nicholls prohibits travel to China.
March 9, 2020
First presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Louisiana.
March 11, 2020
First presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Lafourche Parish. Nicholls announces it will test virtual classes on March 16.
march 12, 2020
Nicholls announces classes will move online for the foreseeable future. Southland Conference suspends all athletic play through March 30, cancels Men’s and Women’s Conference Basketball Tournament.
MARCH 13, 2020
Remaining events, meetings and extracurricular activities canceled. Drop date for classes extended to April 20.
MARCH 14, 2020
Southland Conference cancels spring sports competitions and championships.
MARCH 15, 2020
Nicholls announces it will test employees working from home on March 17.
MARCH 17, 2020
Nicholls announces employees will work from home for the foreseeable future.
MARCH 18, 2020
Classes officially moved online through the remainder of the Spring semester. Remaining student residents urged to return home. University offers refunds to students who have left theirs dorms.
MARCH 19, 2020
Ellender Memorial Library moves online through the end of the semester.
MARCH 22, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards issues statewide shelter-in-place order.
MARCH 23, 2020
Spring Commencement postponed. Virtual Conferral Ceremony planned for May 16.
MARCH 27, 2020
Nicholls student tested positive for COVID-19.
APRIL 2, 2020
Nicholls Foundation creates Emergency Fund to help students impacted by the pandemic.
APRIL 3, 2020
Nicholls announces new academic guidelines, giving students a chance to retake classes.
MAY 1, 2020