Southeastern Baptist College COVID-19 Updates

covid-19 - MSDHMARCH 25, 2020

Mississippi COVID-19 cases as of March 25, 2020 are: 425 total cases reported and 5 deaths.

For the most current information on COVID-19 and how it may affect you where you live, visit the Mississippi Department of Health on the web. The MSDH receives updates daily which includes information from outside laboratories

Lighthouse_Cafe - LT-ThumbMARCH 23, 2020

Regarding Lighthouse Cafe’

Due to the COVID 19 imposed restriction affecting our logistics and ability to field an adequate workforce, the Lighthouse Café is closed indefinitely. We will make a public announcement when the café will be opened again. Thank you for your patronage and prayers! 


President - Carson
Dr. Scott Carson, President Southeastern Baptist College

MARCH 20, 2020

Students, Faculty, and Staff,

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

We are living in an extraordinary time wherein the entire nation is proactively addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the challenges and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Southeastern Baptist College will move forward with the 2020 Spring Semester with caution. We have considered every aspect of the situation as it has evolved. Our intentions are to make sound decisions that take the health of our students and employees into consideration.  Due to this, all classes will be online.


–          All ongoing online courses will continue as currently scheduled on Monday, March 23, 2020.

–          All IN-CLASSROOM classes will transition to online classes beginning Monday, March 30, 2020. Individual professors will instruct you regarding procedures and any makeup work.

–          Students who have paid for housing will be allowed to live on campus if they choose to do so. They may return to their rooms BY APPOINTMENT on Monday, March 23, 2020. Please contact the Dean of Student Affairs as instructed in a separate message.

–          Classrooms, gym, chapel, and library are closed until further notice.

–          A separate message regarding the café will be released when final details are worked out.

SBC leadership will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates as warranted.

God is with us as we all rise together to this challenge. God bless you!

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Equipping the Saints.

Dr. Scott R. CarsonPresident & Director of BMAA Chaplaincy Dept.
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440

Recommendations to follow during this crisis

covid-19 - CDCThe CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) advises taking the following precautions to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (60% alcohol) hand cleaner.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Seek medical care right away if you believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19.
  • Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.

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