Bloomsburg University sent an email to students, faculty, and staff announcing that all classes will be delivered online, among other updates. All updates can be found on the university website.
Classes will be delivered online from March 23 to at least April 6 to help prevent the risk of COVID-19 spread on campus. Students living in the Philadelphia area who do not have online access at their homes will have access to the PASSHE City Center facility.
The university also announced that no student employment will be authorized from March 16 to March 20. This includes any work-study position and graduate assistant position.
The administration claims that they are working on a possible solutions to financial concerns about refunds, but as of yet has not come to a solution.
From Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, students living on campus will be allowed to gather necessary items from their dorms/apartments at specific times by building, floor, wing and last name. Students are not required to move all items from their rooms at this time. A schedule can be found on the Residence Life website.
Staff will be expected to return to work unless the university announces otherwise.
All mail sent to the university will be sent back to the student’s home address.
Beginning on Sunday, March 15, the student recreation center will be closed. All club and intramural sports will also be cancelled. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has also cancelled all sports for the rest of the spring season.
“The health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff, and our entire Bloomsburg community remains our highest priority,” said BU President Bashar Hanna in a video announcement on the university website.
As of now there are still no confirmed or reported cases of COVID-19 on BU’s campus or in the community of Bloomsburg.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.