A Christian university in Virginia says it finished its term with no coronavirus cases regardless of getting sharp criticism over its president’s choice to keep the campus open for students.
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. was widely condemned for his decision to reopen his campus to trainees who had nowhere else to enter March.
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a school constructed for 16,000,” Falwell stated on Fox News'” The Ingraham Angle” in Might.” Twelve hundred trainees came back to remain in the dorms for seven weeks and they were students who either didn’t have high-speed web, had elderly relatives living in the house or were global trainees,” he said.
As the semester comes to an end, Falwell announced that there were no cases of COVID-19 on campus.
” We are appreciative to God that no one who resided in a campus dormitory or who worked in a school office evaluated positive for the infection,” he stated in a farewell note, The College Fix reported.
” No positive COVID-19 test throughout our area was connected to Liberty students who returned to their dormitory after Spring Break.”
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After trainees were welcomed back in March, health specialists examined the school amidst issues from the neighborhood, according to WDBJ-TV in Roanoke.