Campus situation w/ COVID-19

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sealhall74
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My wish came true. This year, I can bid online for items in the Purple and Gold Gala auction. Took a worldwide pandemic to make it happen, but I will call that progress. lol
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University Professionals of Illinois push for remote teaching.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... e-teaching
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Students and faculty participating in face-to-face classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall must be tested for COVID-19 twice a week, the university announced Monday.

The mandatory saliva-based testing, developed by U. of I. researchers, will begin for students on August 16, a week before classes are set to start.

UIUC estimates there will be anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 fewer students on campus this fall compared with a regular semester.
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Illinois State To Shift Mostly Online This Fall After Feds Re-direct Testing Supplies.
From NPR Illinois, WUIS-FM:
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/isu-sh ... g-supplies
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Loyola University Chicago says it won’t open residence halls this fall amid ongoing COVID-19 fears: "We simply cannot put ... students in harm’s way".
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Op-Ed on Re-opening the campus for the fall semester.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/20200806/op-ed
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Now why didn't I think of this. Lots of hotels going underutilized these days, some on the brink of closing for good. This is a great way to keep them occupied. Assuming they can keep everyone safe, of course.

https://theexperienceu.com/
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sealhall74 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:21 am
Now why didn't I think of this. Lots of hotels going underutilized these days, some on the brink of closing for good. This is a great way to keep them occupied. Assuming they can keep everyone safe, of course.

https://theexperienceu.com/
Interesting idea.
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UIUC Professor warns that university towns in Illinois vulnerable for COVID-19 spread.
From "The Center Square - Illinois":
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinoi ... e603c.html
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