Scores of universities across the U.S. have shut their doors to battle the spread of coronavirus. Even as these colleges send their students home, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, will allow up to 5,000 students back on its campus this week.
The plan was announced in a statement on March 23 by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the private evangelical university.
His directive now goes against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to curb the virus’ spread. And VA Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide order banning gatherings of 10 or more people — which includes shutting all K-12 schools for the academic year.
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