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Continuous updates on how the pandemic is affecting college life around the country.

Nov. 19: Seven LMU students have tested positive for COVID-19 in November, according to the dashboard. This brings the total of reported cases since tracking to 18 students, eight employees and two contractors.

Nov. 17-19: As COVID-19 cases reach record-breaking peaks, more colleges and universities are announcing shifts to online classes. This past week, at least 20 schools announced a transition to remote learning, closing residence halls and moving students off campus. As well, many schools are urging students not to travel over Thanksgiving break, in accordance with CDC recommendations.

Nov. 16: LMU officially launched its COVID Support team, which aims to provide resources to University community members if they become exposed. The team is made up of LMU employees who have undergone contract-tracing training.

Nov. 12: The Ivy League announced it is cancelling winter sports. Spring sports are postponed until Feb. 2021, and fall sports will not be conducted in the spring. Athletes will not lose a season of eligibility. This is the first conference that plays Division I basketball to make this call.

California college with the highest reported cases: San Diego State University, 1,450.

College with the highest reported cases in the country: Clemson University, 5,086.

According to a tracking system by the New York Times.


Nov. 12: LMU’s COVID-19 dashboard is currently reporting four students in isolation and 11 students and one employee in quarantine. Four students have tested positive in November. The total reported cases at LMU since tracking are 15 students, eight employees and two contractors.

Nov. 12: Several colleges in New York announced an early shift to online instruction, including Syracuse University, Hilbert College, Niagara University and St. Lawrence University, according to Inside Higher Ed. This comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed tighter restrictions on schools in the state in October.

Nov. 10: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo experienced three of its largest COVID-19 single-day surges in one week. One hundred and thirty new cases were reported, totaling cases to 410, according to the Tribune. Additionally, 596 students are in quarantine, and 66 are isolating.

Nov. 3: Bethany Nesbitt, a student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, was found dead in her residence hall after testing positive for COVID-19, according to NBC. Nesbitt’s official cause of death was a pulmonary embolus that was related to the virus. She was 20 years old.

California college with the highest reported cases: San Diego State University, 1,301.

College with the highest reported cases in the country: Clemson University, 4,831.

According to a tracking system by the New York Times.


Oct. 27LMU launched a COVID-19 dashboard that tracks and reports cases within the LMU community. According to the dashboard, there are currently six students who have been potentially exposed to the virus in quarantine, as well as two employees and one student who are confirmed to have COVID-19.

Oct. 27: The University of Vermont announced a freeze on the increase of tuition and room and board for all students. UVM froze tuition last year as well for the first time in 40 years. UVM President Suresh Garimella cited the impacts of COVID-19 on community members as reasoning for the freeze, according to the announcement by the University.

Oct. 23: Freshman Michael Lang from the University of Dayton died due to causes related to COVID-19. He was 18 years old. Lang is the third reported student to die from complications related to the virus, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Oct. 19-28: Clemson University is reporting among the highest number of cases in a college in the country: approximately 14% of Clemson’s student body has tested positive. Clemson, however, is leading the country in testing its student body, and is administering thousands of tests a day, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

California college with the highest reported cases: San Diego State University, 1,237 cases.

College with the highest reported cases in the country: University of Georgia, 4,049 cases.

According to a tracking system by the New York Times.


Oct. 22: Chapman University reopened its campus, allowing students to choose between in-person classes or online instruction, reported the Orange County Register. Approximately 35% of students have returned to campus, and these students are required to be tested regularly. Chapman has reported 28 cases.

Oct. 20: The county that homes the University of Michigan received stay-at-home orders, and more of the University’s classes are moving online. According to the Detroit Free Press, 61% of the county’s cases are from UM students.

Oct. 14: As COVID-19 continues to throw the balance of college sports out of order, the University of Florida was forced to pause operations of their football program after 19 players tested positive, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

California college with the highest reported cases: San Diego State University, 1,148 cases.

College with the highest reported cases in the country: University of Georgia, 3,888 cases.

According to a tracking system by the New York Times.

Sofia is a junior English major from Portland, OR. She enjoys watching New Girl and listening to alternative and hip hop music. Sofia loves and respects the masterpiece that is Chief Keef's "Love Sosa."

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