Coronavirus Coverage

NEWS 9/1/20 12:12am

Elon University students quarantining at area hotels

Elon University is renting hotel rooms at the Tru by Hilton hotel and Holiday Inn Express in Burlington for students who need to quarantine after contracting or being potentially exposed to the coronavirus, according to the Holiday Inn Express and students staying at Tru hotel.

NEWS 8/31/20 6:36pm

COVID-19 vaccine trials push ahead at UNC Chapel Hill

UNC is the site of a phase three COVID-19 vaccine trial, meaning the vaccine is now being administered to thousands of people in order to determine its effectiveness. The trial at UNC is led by doctors Cynthia Gay, David Wohl and Joseph Eron in UNC’s division of infectious diseases. 

NEWS 8/23/20 11:17am

Elon University to enforce COVID-19 policy violations

As Elon University returns to in-person instruction, students and staff are bracing themselves to enforce accountability within the Elon community during a global pandemic. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced through the student conduct, with some schools within the university having specific guidelines.

SPORTS 8/20/20 3:11pm

Elon senior hired as interim video and graphics coordinator for athletics

When senior Peter Fortunato first picked up a camera during his internship with the Durham Bulls, it would start a years-long journey that got him to be the new interim video and graphics coordinator for the Elon University athletic department. After working for Elon Athletics - which is under a hiring freeze due to the coronavirus pandemic - for three years as an assistant to the video coordinator, he has been promoted to the leader as the new interim video and graphics coordinator.

SPORTS 8/20/20 11:45am

Elon athletics will honor scholarships despite fall sports season suspension

Despite the postponement of the fall sports season, student-athletes who have an athletic scholarship at Elon University will maintain their scholarships. According to Clay Hassard, senior associate director of athletics for administration, compliance and campus relations, athletics will be following the NCAA regulations regarding sports and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

SPORTS 8/19/20 2:07pm

Athlete speaks about experience with coronavirus fallout

Before Elon University postponed all fall sports via their website, the athletic community received an email from athletic director, Dave Blank. Blank broke the news to the athletes that they would not be having a season this fall, and hoped they would be able to resume come the spring of 2021.

NEWS 8/5/20 6:56pm

Elon University encourages LabCorp tests for required COVID-19 testing

Elon University's required COVID-19 testing as laid out by the Ready & Resilient plan is now in full swing. Elon is requiring that all students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall get tested, encouraging students to use Pixel by LabCorp, an online service that allows individuals to test themselves at home. The LabCorp test has been a cause of concern for some.