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Coronavirus Cases Spike Significantly at Shippensburg University


10/1/2020


By: Brianna Webb


SHIPPENSBURG - As we enter the Fall season, COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

In the last few weeks here at Shippensburg University, there were five total cases that emerged over the current semester. Through this past week, cases continued to increase and bursted significantly higher. As of 10/1, there are 22 cases total, with 16 being active.

You can do your part on and off campus by following all COVID-19 guidelines to stay safe and keep others around you secure.

Make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water multiple times a day. Hand washing stations are still scattered all around campus for everyone’s convenience. Carry sanitizer for when washing your hands is not accessible to you at the present moment. This is prominent after touching door handles, pressing buttons for the elevator, and many other activities that require human interaction everyday.

Remember to mask up! Keep a mask on at all times walking through campus, going into academic buildings, going into dining halls to gather food before seating, and through the hallways and lobbies of dorm halls.

If eating in a dining hall, make sure to sit in the appropriate seating; Practicing social distancing away from others while consuming food.

Keep a six feet distance from everyone and when in elevators keep talking at a minimum as well as making sure there are only three passengers with you.

If you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or you, yourself, have COVID-19, please visit the Etter Health Center on campus. If you are in quarantine make sure to follow all precautions to keep everyone and yourself safe. Quarantine the entire time you are advised to.

Get tested at the Etter Health Center to check your status with COVID-19! Asymptomatic testing will be held by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Following these rules can help us all get through the rest of the semester. With your help we can create a safe working and living environment for everyone!

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