Liberty College is returning to in-person instruction after a two-week shutdown on account of rising COVID-19 circumstances.
“All residential lessons will resume in-person on Monday, Sept. 13, as scheduled. College students and school are strongly inspired to put on face coverings. The college will proceed to supply a digital instruction possibility for college students for a time period; particular permission to attend nearly is not going to be required throughout this time,” the college stated in a press release on Friday.
Liberty additionally stated quarantines will nonetheless be required for college students who examined optimistic for the virus and social distancing and mask-wearing will likely be inspired on campus.
Campus prompts reminiscent of indoor sporting occasions, recreation actions, and campus occasions will likely be diminished to 50 % capability as nicely.
“Thanks for doing all your half to mitigate the unfold of this illness. It is a matter of private accountability, and we ask that you just proceed to take the best steps to guard your self and others,” the college stated.
Liberty reported 463 new COVID circumstances final week between 399 college students and 64 workers college, which is a slight lower of 488 COVID circumstances reported the week prior, The Information & Advance of Lynchburg reported.
The college peaked with 141 COVID circumstances final fall, which led to the college quarantining near 1,200 folks in response.
The Lynchburg, Va.-based establishment is likely one of the few colleges within the state that hasn’t mandated COVID-19 vaccines or mask-wearing in school rooms or on campus, the Lynchburg newspaper famous.