Remainder of University of Lynchburg’s Athletics Cancelled due to COVID-19

Photo retrieved from @NCAA Twitter

By Donzailya Berg ~ Guest Writer

Athletes all over the country have been informed that their seasons have come to an end. On March 12, 2020, the NCAA tweeted the official COVID-19 statement that caused all athletic programs to come to an end for the rest of the school year. The message stated the cancellation of, “all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.” 

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Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg Reacts to Social Distancing With Care

By Jacklyn Harris ~ Guest Writer

The Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Joshlyn Harris states, “We are taking extreme caution at Westminster Canterbury because we realize our residents are at the most risk of death due to coronavirus.”

Due to the lack of medical supplies Harris has taken upon herself to sew masks for coworkers. All staff are required to wear masks during their shift.

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Construction Workers Risk Health, Keep Working Amidst Pandemic

By Allyssa Compton

Despite the growing severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, construction workers and contractors continue to work on job sites with few precautions being taken to ensure the workers’ health and safety.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, construction workers are considered essential critical infrastructure workers and must continue to report to work despite the pandemic.

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Red Letter Day Cancelled

By Amy Powell

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University of Lynchburg student at the Student Scholar Showcase. Photo retrieved from lynchburg.edu 

Student Scholar Showcase cancelled due to University of Lynchburg closure.

Red Letter Day, which includes the annual student scholar showcase, has been cancelled, due to the University’s closure amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Red Letter Day was scheduled to take place on April 8, 2020.

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Sorority Big/Little Reveal Adapted to the CoronaVirus

Rachel Garnett ~ Guest Writer

On the 20th of March, 2020 new members of the University of Lynchburg’s Kappa Delta Sorority experienced a digital big/little reveal.

Kappa Delta Infographic about Sorority big/little reveal on the 20th of March.

Students were forced to leave campus and return home due to effects from the 21st century pandemic, the Coronavirus, challenging this sorority to adapt and use technology to their advantage. Continue reading “Sorority Big/Little Reveal Adapted to the CoronaVirus”

The Pandemic & My Hometown: Elena Knopp

On March 30, 2020, the Virginia Governor announced that there would be a state-wide stay-home order set in place until June 10, 2020. Due to this, life is looking so different for just about everyone.

Due to cost cutting related to the pandemic, my workplace unfortunately furloughed almost all employees, including myself. To bring in an income during this time, I am nannying my cousin’s two-year-old and nine-month-old.

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The Pandemic & My Hometown: Joshua Price

By Joshua Price
On a Monday, March 30, 2020,  I decided photograph how the pandemic was affecting my community in Maryland.
While some places seem deserted others seem to bustle like nothing has happened. Since they are deemed “essential business” parking lots of grocery stores being filled.
Fed-Ex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is now being used as a COVID-19 testing area. I also visited Washington D.C.
Many of the tourist hotspots only contained a few people, if any.  As we begin to reach the peak of this virus we must maintain our social distancing and hope this all blows over sooner rather than later.

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