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Grand Rapids' Cornerstone University campus experiencing rapid rise in COVID cases

Cornerstone University
Cornerstone University

Classes moved to remote learning.

The Cornerstone University student body is 2,200. There 1,300 undergraduate students with approximately 65% living on campus. Over the past few weeks there’s been a surge in COVID-19 symptomatic students. Testing and tracing increasing the number of student isolations and quarantines. Each Monday, university officials evaluate the health data. This week 10% of students had either contracted or were impacted by COVID.

Bob Sack is Cornerstone Vice President for Advancement. He tells us quelling the COVID spread and finishing the Fall semester lead to moving next week’s classes to remote learning. The following week is Thanksgiving break. That’s 14-days limiting student interaction.

“And hopefully that will sort of mitigate the spread and settle things down and allows to get back on to campus on November 28th and finish out the final three weeks on campus.”

The Fall semester ends December 16th.