COVID Spikes Prompts Emergency Campus-Wide Quarantine

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia will be starting a campus-wide quarantine on Monday, August,30.

Due to a big spike in Covid-19 cases among students and staff, the school decided to enact a temporary campus-wide quarantine, a representative from the university said.

Last week, a startling 40 students and staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The recent increase in positive cases surpasses the previous in last September when almost 1,200 people connected with the school were quarantined.

When classes started for the Fall semester last week, the university had lifted building capacity restrictions, social distancing, and masking requirements.

Late on Thursday, the university changed its protocol to allow for the school to enact the campus-wide quarantine, move classes online and suspend large, indoor gatherings.

The quarantine is scheduled to end on September 10, according to a university representative.

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