Glassman issues statement on COVID-19

Staff Report

Eastern President David Glassman released a statement to the Eastern community via email Tuesday night, in which he said there is no presence of the COVID-19 virus at Eastern or in the Charleston community. 

Glassman’s message comes amidst a series of universities around the country moving to online-only classes and others cancelling athletic events. 

Glassman’s statement said:

” Please know that we are aware of wide scale changes occurring across other universities and their various responses to deal with potential fallout from the COVID-19 virus, especially following the spring break time period. EIU’s administration is closely monitoring these activities and are planning for and considering different responses, which may include alternative instructional models that move away from in-person classes. You will be receiving additional information in the future on any changes to a further EIU response, which has the capacity to happen quickly once announced, given the nature of this current health crisis.”

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