Lipscomb Should Cancel Classes Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

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Out of caution and care for the health and safety of our students, Lipscomb should cancel classes and consider holding online classes for the upcoming weeks. There have been more than two confirmed cases in our city, and cases in Williamson county where many students live or visit often. After this week, students will be traveling to places all over the country and even all over world for the spring break.  Closing school at this time is the best option to keep our students safe. Many universities nationally have decided to cancel classes and hold online classes, such as the University of Washington, University of Southern California, Stanford University, and Columbia University. Locally, there have also been cancelations at Vanderbilt University just down the road, as well as the entire Williamson County School System. At this point there are no confirmed cases among our student body. However, this deadly virus has a latent period for up to two weeks. Once there is a diagnosis it will be too late. That person will have inevitably infected others. 

We respectfully request that that the Office of the President and Provost carefully consider this request.

Thank you fellow bisons, for your support!