Lynchburg Remains at Level 2
By Dr. Ghislaine Lewis ~ Advisor
University of Lynchburg President Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced on Tuesday that the campus would remain at Alert Level 2 for another week.
At Level 2, classes will remain online as the campus seeks to lower the number of students impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
As of this Tuesday the campus had documented 35 positive COVID-19 tests among the student population and were managing an additional 76 students in quarantine and isolation. To date, the university has resolved 31 cases that have presented since the reopening of the campus community.
Morrison-Shetlar thanked faculty, staff and students for their participation in a series of open forums hosted on Monday Aug. 24. She said, “ We listened closely to your wishes and concerns. I am inspired by your commitment to our continued success, your passion for doing the right thing, and your commitment to getting us back to face-to-face and hybrid teaching and learning as soon as possible.”
According to the president, the following changes are in effect while the university is at Level 2:
- Campus dining options remain takeout only.
- Indoor recreation facilities — Drysdale fitness, Turner fitness, and Turner gym — will remain open with safety guidelines in place as outlined in the COVID-19 Reopening Plan.
- In-person campus programming is permitted under the supervision of non-student staff as outlined in the COVID-19 Reopening Plan.
- Students are encouraged to be outside, with face coverings and following physical distancing guidelines.
- Masks or face coverings must be worn inside any University building and outdoors. Exceptions are permitted only for exercise, eating, and when a student is in their own residence room.
- Student gatherings of any size are prohibited and will be cause for disciplinary action, including possible removal from campus.
- Residential facilities remain open, but guests are prohibited.
- Students are urged to stay on campus.
- Outside guests to campus are prohibited.
For additional information of on the university’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://www.lynchburg.edu/about/covid-19/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/