DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today: COVID-19 edition

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JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is a special edition of DEN Quick News containing all the information you need to know about COVID-19 at Eastern.

1. Classes expected to stay online all semester

Eastern extended its spring break until March 29 and classes will be online-only when the semester resumes. The university will reopen March 23. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/13/classes-expected-to-stay-online-all-semester/

2. Cancellations hit Eastern in wake of COVID-19

Eastern’s campus will see almost all of its scheduled events, including every event expected to draw over 50 people, canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Spring Concert, Black Student Reunion and Greek Week make up just three of many canceled events. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/12/cancelations-hit-eastern-in-wake-of-covid-19/

3. OVC cancels all spring sports

The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday the suspension of all its spring sports in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes all Eastern sports such as baseball and softball. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/12/ovc-suspends-spring-athletics/

4. Students react to coronavirus plan

We asked Eastern students for their reactions to the big changes coming to Eastern in response to the coronavirus. Eastern students are worried about how well they can perform in online-only settings, but recognized the priority of safety. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/12/students-react-to-extended-spring-break-after-covid-19-concerns/

5. Faculty react to online-only class shift

Eastern faculty expressed their concern over their ability to successfully transition to online-only classes, but stated they understood why the change was necessary. All faculty agreed that student safety was paramount. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/12/students-react-to-extended-spring-break-after-covid-19-concerns/

Bonus: Eastern athletes react to spring sports ending

Sadness was a common theme Thursday among Eastern athletes as they react to their season being cut short by the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. All spring sports at Eastern are suspended. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/12/eastern-athletic-community-reacts-to-ovc-suspension/