To read about Beloit’s ongoing coronavirus response, visit our COVID-19 information site.

03/04/2020

Letter to Beloit Students and Parents

Scott Bierman, Eric Boynton, and Cecil Youngblood sent the following message to all students and their parents:

The health and well-being of our community are of paramount importance. In close partnership with local, state, and national health authorities, we are carefully monitoring and assessing the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. At this time we have no reported cases of the virus on campus and we remain in close communication with those students studying off campus.

The college continues to actively plan and prepare for possible impacts that the virus may have in our community. As you read Monday, a taskforce led by Provost Eric Boynton and Dean of Students Cecil Youngblood has been charged with directing this effort. Their job is to ensure the health and well-being of the community while identifying and planning for any challenges that might arise including disruptions to classes, work, and travel. The taskforce will provide up-to-date information on the campus website.

Many of you are planning to travel over the spring break. As you make decisions about travel, we urge you to think about health and safety first. Not just yours, but how decisions you make can impact others. We are part of an interconnected world. Pay close attention to health advisories and travel warnings from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the State Department. As is true for every fall and spring break, campus residence halls and dining facilities will remain open. Whether you are traveling or on campus, please remain vigilant about good personal health practices as outlined by our Health and Wellness Center.

We ask that you send your questions, concerns, and suggestions to the task force at COVID-19@beloit.edu.

Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.

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