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Dr. Tim Pierson informs students about precautionary measures students should take regarding the coronavirus. 

In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Associate Vice President for Wellness and Auxiliary Services Matt McGregor came to speak about coronavirus updates and how it impacts campus.

McGregor gave updates to the situation and how the university is handling the recently-named pandemic. He said that Longwood’s incident command team has been meeting daily and working with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to put plans in place to keep campus and the surrounding community safe.

He said that the university is following the guidelines that have been given to them, and will continue to monitor the situation and make changes when needed. As of now, there is no immediate threat to campus.

The university plans to continue administering regular updates to campus as the situation progresses via email and online at

In Open Forum, Senator Camryn Ridpath announced that the Out of Darkness Walk will be held on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. Students are invited to donate and register to attend.

In the President’s Report, Haleigh Pannell announced that there will be an SGA-sponsored softball game on Friday, March 27. More details will be announced as it gets closer.

In the Historian’s report, Megan Bland mentioned that Spring Weekend booths are now available on Lancer Link until they run out.

The next SGA meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 3:45 p.m. inside of the Wilson Chamber at the Upchurch University Center.

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