The University of Lynchburg’s COVID-19 Task Force today finalized plans for the opening of classes in August. Those plans include mandatory vaccinations and a lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions.
Two weeks ahead of Commencement, the University of Lynchburg has loosened its face-covering policy. Effective Friday, May 7, students, faculty, staff, and guests will no longer be required to wear masks when outside if they can maintain a physical distance of six feet.
Thanks to mandatory testing and thorough planning, Lynchburg was off to a strong start when spring semester classes began last week. Zero positive COVID-19 cases among students climbed to just five after a full week on campus, with six cases among faculty and staff. A total of 26 students are in quarantine as of Monday.
Professor of environmental sciences and sustainability Dr. David Perault will offer another free, online COVID-19 mapping workshop this month. “Mapping a Pandemic: Using Geospatial Technologies to Track and Understand the Spread of COVID-19” takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Lynchburg’s Fall 2020 magazine is arriving in mailboxes this week.
When students leave campus for winter break on Nov. 24, the University of Lynchburg will have reached a big milestone: completing the Fall 2020 semester on campus in the middle of a pandemic without a major outbreak.
The University of Lynchburg today announced plans for the Spring 2021 semester. Undergraduate classes will begin as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 25, with final exams concluding on May 18.
A decline in active positive cases among students means the University of Lynchburg will be able to resume in-person and hybrid classes on Monday, Sept. 7.
In a campuswide email on Tuesday that followed Q&A sessions with students, faculty, and staff on Monday, President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced that the University of Lynchburg would remain in Alert Level 2 for another week.
In an email on Wednesday, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, University of Lynchburg’s president, informed the campus community of three more active COVID-19 cases among students, adding to the two cases reported Tuesday.