Coronavirus Coverage

NEWS 9/22/20 11:11am

NCDHHS launches contact tracing app SlowCOVIDNC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a statewide contact tracing app today. The app, called SlowCOVIDNC, is intended to mitigate the spread of the virus through anonymous notification of exposure to positive cases. SlowCOVIDNC is voluntary to download, but will enhance current contact tracing efforts in the state, according to a NCDHHS press release earlier this month. 

SPORTS 9/19/20 6:48pm

2 athletes respond to athletics suspension

In Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley’s email informing the student body that Elon University would be rising to Level 2, Dooley said that there was an outbreak of the coronavirus among student-athletes. Dooley went further to pinpoint the sports with clusters: football, lacrosse and baseball. The wording of his emails, to two athletes, gives athletics the brunt of the blame for going to level two, something they say is unfair. 

NEWS 9/18/20 6:41pm

Elon professors uncertain, concerned about classes with Level 2 Alert

Elon University professors are uncertain whether or not to move their classes online after the university moved to the level 2 alert due to the latest increase of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. Professors already have the option to choose what method of instruction best suits their needs, but more are considering shifting their curriculum to an online setting starting next week. According to the Director Elon University News Bureau Owen Covington, no faculty is required to shift their classes online. 

NEWS 9/16/20 11:36am

Elon English professor’s experience in quarantine

Senior Lecturer in English Paula Patch had been teaching all of her classes in-person. She had plans for students to learn remotely, but never thought she would have to use them herself. Patch said she thought she might get COVID-19 from being on campus, but never thought the virus would be brought into her home.

NEWS 9/14/20 6:05pm

27 students have or are facing conduct charges for hosting gatherings

27 students have faced or are in the process of facing conduct charges for hosting mass gatherings as of Sept. 12, according to Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley, representing an increase of 20 students since Aug. 25. Students who are charged with hosting gatherings larger than what is allowed by the university and town of Elon are suspended from campus.

NEWS 9/3/20 9:50pm

COVID-19 disproportionately hits Alamance County Latino community

Hispanic people make up 61% of COVID-19 cases in Alamance County, or 1,731 of the 2,838 cases in the county, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. But of the estimated total population of Alamance County, only 13.1% is Hispanic, yet they make up a large portion of those infected with the virus.