University of Lynchburg announces plan for students to return to campus, undergraduates required to show proof of negative COVID-19 test before returning

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Now that the holiday season is over, students will be starting the spring semester at colleges across the country.

At the University of Lynchburg, it’s no exception.

Students have been off since just before Thanksgiving when the fall semester wrapped up. Now, students will be getting ready to return to campus.

Representatives from the University of Lynchburg say that when students return to campus for Spring Semester, they will be doing so under Alert Level 2 with classes being offered face-to-face as well as in hybrid and online formats.

There will also be several safety precautions in place.

Undergraduate students, for instance, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus.

Graduate students are strongly being encouraged to get a COVID-19 test as well, before the start of the semester.

During the first two weeks of the new semester, students will be required to take part in random testing.

For the rest of Spring Semester, Student Health, partnering with VDH, will conduct targeted testing. If students are called for testing, they must report.

“Our success last fall in mitigating the spread of the virus was due in great part to our request that students avoid traveling away from campus. For the spring, we strongly urge our student population to avoid leaving campus and going out into the community, where the risk of contracting the virus is greater. If you must leave campus, please maintain physical distancing and always wear a face covering.”

University of Lynchburg’s Website

The University also says they are working to develop a plan with the COVID-19 Task Force to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to the university community when it becomes available.

Below, you will find the complete Spring 2021 Reopening Plan for the University of Lynchburg.

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