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Shaw University temporarily moves to online instruction after COVID-19 diagnosis

Posted October 14, 2020 6:26 p.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2020 6:27 p.m. EDT

— Shaw University announced Wednesday it will go to online learning for the rest of the week after six students and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

In an email to students and staff on Wednesday, officials at the school said "the majority of these results came from mandatory on-campus testing last week." As a result, classes will be held online through Friday. Officials said no students will attend in-person classes for the rest of the week.

The school also announced other measures that will take place:

  • Each person reporting COVID-19 positive is in isolation, and we are contact tracing.
  • Through Friday, all faculty, staff, and on-campus students will be a part of a mandatory second round of testing.
  • Facilities possibly visited by those reporting COVID-19 positive have been closed for sanitizing.

“My priority is to keep all the Shaw community as safe as possible," Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University, said in a press release. "We are following and will continue to follow DHHS guidelines. In addition, I will continue to communicate any important updates to the Shaw community and media."

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