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leatherneckcountry wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:25 am
wiu712 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:52 pm Rising COVID cases force WIU to go fully remote through the holidays.
From WGEM-TV News:
https://wgem.com/2020/10/20/rising-covi ... -holidays/
What am I missing I thought the plan was to go remote through the holidays all along.
It is, it's just poor reporting on the part of many of the media organizations to portray it as this sudden change in plans. This was always the plan even before the semester started.
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ST_Lawson wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 am
leatherneckcountry wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:25 am
wiu712 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:52 pm Rising COVID cases force WIU to go fully remote through the holidays.
From WGEM-TV News:
https://wgem.com/2020/10/20/rising-covi ... -holidays/
What am I missing I thought the plan was to go remote through the holidays all along.
It is, it's just poor reporting on the part of many of the media organizations to portray it as this sudden change in plans. This was always the plan even before the semester started.
Ok just thought I missed something.
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According to the dashboard, there are not that many students in quarantine/isolation at the present time. Is there a special quarantine facility or floor on campus or do they just remain in their own rooms?
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sealhall74 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:23 pm According to the dashboard, there are not that many students in quarantine/isolation at the present time. Is there a special quarantine facility or floor on campus or do they just remain in their own rooms?
If they stay on campus they are moved to Bayliss/Henniger which is otherwise closed for the year.
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sealhall74 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:23 pmIs there a special quarantine facility or floor on campus.
350 Quarantine / Isolation rooms are available at Bayliss-Henninger.

At this time, 20 of those rooms are in use.
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President Martin Abraham hopes to restore African-American studies.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... an-studies
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COVID-19 quarantine in Bayliss Hall.
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https://westerncourier.com/47829/news/c ... liss-hall/
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Virus numbers are rising again in McDonough County.

37 of the 350 Quarantine / Isolation rooms at Baylis-Henninger are now in use.
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A New Report Says Illinois Should Change How It Funds Higher-Ed.
From NPR Illinois, WUIS-FM:
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-re ... -higher-ed
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The Illinois Board of Higher Education's first look at the Fall enrollment:
https://www.ibhe.org/pdf/IBHE_First_Loo ... 072020.pdf
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