Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 13 Update

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 13 Update

Published: March 13, 2020.

During this time of a rapidly evolving global pandemic, our university remains committed to supporting student learning and success.

We are grateful to our faculty and staff members who are working in Association to support the transition to online instruction, designing modifications to student advising, and working to provide additional student services. They are rising to the occasion and putting students at the center, as they always do. And we are especially appreciative of our students for showing great flexibility and resilience. Here is a reminder of the key changes:

  • All courses originally scheduled to be online will proceed as planned on March 16.
  • All courses originally scheduled to be face-to-face will be delayed by one week, resuming in a fully online format on Monday, March 23.

Please be advised this is not an extension of Spring Break. It is an intentional delay to allow for faculty and others to prepare for the transition of face-to-face classes to an online format.

All university offices are open and ready to serve. The Lewis University Bookstore is open with its regular hours – 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please note that these are a few of the most recent changes:

  • The GLVC has suspended all athletic competition and practices, effective today. The GLVC will review the status of the suspension on April 6.
  • Sodexo is making efforts on our Romeoville to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in addition to their existing rules for food safety, personal hygiene and infection control to minimize the risk of any virus spreading.
    • Sodexo staff are asked to stay home if they are sick.
    • All self-service food stations (salad, soup, yogurt) will not be available as a preventative measure in Charlie's Place.
    • Extra sanitation measures will be completed every 30 minutes in Charlie’s Place during hours of operation.
    • Additional hand sanitizer stations are being placed around campus.

Our Leadership Team continues to meet regularly and will send updates as new information becomes available. Visit for updated information on our university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The complexity and severity of actions taking place are likely to cause anxiety for all of us. It’s important to practice self-care and support each other during this extraordinary situation.

Dr. Christopher Sindt


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