Liberty College is returning to in-person instruction after a two-week shutdown resulting from rising COVID-19 instances.
“All residential courses will resume in-person on Monday, Sept. 13, as scheduled. College students and college are strongly inspired to put on face coverings. The college will proceed to supply a digital instruction choice for college kids for a time frame; particular permission to attend just about 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 kids who examined constructive for the virus and social distancing and mask-wearing might be inspired on campus.
Campus prompts reminiscent of indoor sporting occasions, recreation actions, and campus occasions might be decreased to 50 p.c capability as nicely.
“Thanks for doing all your half to mitigate the unfold of this illness. This can be a matter of private duty, and we ask that you just proceed to take the fitting steps to guard your self and others,” the college stated.
Liberty reported 463 new COVID instances final week between 399 college students and 64 employees school, which is a slight lower of 488 COVID instances reported the week prior, The Information & Advance of Lynchburg reported.
The college peaked with 141 COVID instances final fall, which led to the college quarantining near 1,200 folks in response.
The Lynchburg, Va.-based establishment is without doubt one of the few faculties within the state that hasn’t mandated COVID-19 vaccines or mask-wearing in lecture rooms or on campus, the Lynchburg newspaper famous.