Troy announces move online after Thanksgiving, masks required

Emma Daniel Editor-in-Chief   Troy University will be returning to campus for Fall 2020, but with mask requirements, social distancing guidelines, coronavirus testing, and no return to campus after Thanksgiving break, according to a university email sent Wednesday evening. Face coverings will be required on campus in places where social distancing is difficult, such as in classrooms, labs, and communal spaces. Masks don’t have to be worn in dorm rooms, alone in an office, in a vehicle, or outdoors where social distancing can be respected. The university is also “reconfiguring…

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Several cases of COVID-19 found within Troy Athletics

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Troy University Athletic Director Brent Jones and Head Football Coach Chip Lindsey said there are several confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Troy Athletics during a virtual press conference Thursday morning. Jones stated the difficulty in determining a specific number of cases due to the rapidly changing situation, but he confirmed both staff and players had contracted the virus, but said they were asymptomatic. On June 1, Troy Football welcomed its scholarship athletes back to campus and conducted COVID-19 tests on all players and anyone in contact…

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Summer classes online, dorms closing, refunds: Troy University coronavirus update

Troy University announced online-only plans for the rest of the spring semester and for summer in a statement sent to all Troy students, faculty and staff Tuesday morning. The Tropolitan is working today, March 31, to gather more information for students regarding the remainder of this semester and summer plans and will update with separate stories showing how students have been affected and how they are dealing with this unprecedented time in their lives and school careers. The following provides a quick reference for different topics. Dorms All residence halls…

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Two associated with university diagnosed with COVID-19, one case in Pike County

Emma Daniel  News Editor A Troy student and one faculty member have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a university statement, but they have been off-campus since spring break. One case of COVID-19 has also been confirmed in Pike County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Neither the faculty member or the student lives in Pike County, and the student did not live on campus. No information has been released about the patient in accordance with medical privacy laws. COVID-19 may stay dormant for 2 to 14…

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Study abroad suspended due to virus

(Graphic/Dior Brown) Emma Daniel News Editor All Troy University study abroad trips have been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus, according to Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Lance Tatum. “Over the last 35 to 40 days, we’ve had a lot of discussion about what’s going on in the world related to coronavirus,” Tatum said. “As things have progressed, obviously, the virus has spread to other parts of the word, which has had an impact on how we support study abroad, as well as faculty and staff…

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