The Brown and White Weekly: 10/5

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Multimedia Editor Ariana Dimitrakis runs through the week in review in the latest edition of The Brown and White Weekly. Watch the video or follow along below.

As coronavirus has begun to spread on and off-campus, Lehigh has implemented new policies. For the next two weeks, all undergraduate classes will be remote.

Both libraries and Taylor Gym will be closed indefinitely. Building access to facilities other than residence halls may be limited. All dining will now be takeout.

The previous limit of 10 people for on and off-campus gatherings has been reduced to five.

Earlier this week, Lehigh announced in an email that fully remote students in Bethlehem will start required surveillance testing for COVID-19. This is due to a rise in students in quarantine and in isolation. In response, Lehigh shut down all university athletics practices and trainings indefinitely.

Shortly following these changes, Lehigh announced 65 new COVID-19 cases on and off-campus. An additional 250 students were also reported to be in quarantine due to close contact with a known or suspected case.

On Tuesday, about 2,000 on and off-campus students will be selected at random for testing, Provost Nathan Urban said at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting.

In other news, the Study Abroad Office announced in an email that study abroad is still available for the spring semester, but with limited program options, which were approved because of their health, safety, and risk management practices. The email said that the university will not approve any plans until after Nov. 1.

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