SIU announced through its timely alert feature an administrative closure due to inclement weather will be held on Feb. 16.
The closure cancels all classes, including remote, and all campus offices will be closed.
Two SIU students, Marc Avery and Austin Kinsler, have a snowball fight Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. According to a release sent out by the State of Illinois Executive Department, Illinois is expected to continue to face severe winter weather with wind chill temperatures of 20 to 30 below zero in some areas of the state. With severe weather in other areas of the country, natural gas prices have increased due to the freezing wells in these states. “We are in communication with local governments to ensure they have the support they need in disaster response and recovery operations. We are also working with our federal partners to pursue federal assistance to help communities recover and to do what we can to protect ratepayers from soaring utility bills. I urge all Illinoisans to take this extreme weather seriously, avoid all unnecessary travel and check in on your neighbors,” Governor JB Pritzker said in the release. According to the Weather Channel, Carbondale could be facing some more snow showers on Wednesday. Toward the end of the week, temperatures will slowly increase and reach 40 degrees on Sunday.
This is after an administrative closure on Feb. 11 and an all-remote day on Feb. 15.
“All classes, including remote classes, will be cancelled.” Kim Rendfeld, SIU’s director of communications, said.
Additionally, Jackson County Health Department is postponing their COVID vaccination clinics at the Banterra Center. The appointments on Feb. 16 have been moved to Feb. 19 and the appointments on Feb. 18 have been moved to Feb. 20.
For updates on SIU’s closure, you can visit siu.edu.
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