H-SC has made no changes yet as a result of COVID-19

Published 12:27 pm Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC), which is in the midst of spring break, announced in a message to the H-SC community that there are no known cases of COVID-19 on campus. 

No changes to schedules or events have been implemented yet, but plans are being made for various scenarios moving forward.

Given the fluid nature of this situation, the college is continually monitoring and assessing options, so H-SC community members were asked to continue monitoring their email this week for any further communications or guidance from the college that could require altering schedules or travel plans. 

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H-SC community members were asked to report any long-distance travel using a form on the college website.

The H-SC message provided more information about precautions and preparatory measures that are being taken across the college as well as specific information and advice for faculty, staff members and students.

The college is taking steps necessary to prepare for and implement remote/online class instruction should a temporary cancellation of face-to-face instruction be warranted. However, the college does not, at this point, foresee a scenario in which this would be necessary for the duration of the semester.

The college has been coordinating with Thompson Hospitality, and precautions are being implemented to maintain a sanitary dining environment and most effectively control the healthy delivery and distribution of meals.

Extra efforts are being made to thoroughly clean and disinfect public spaces on campus.

H-SC Director of Athletics Chad Eisele is monitoring NCAA guidelines and coordinating with fellow athletic directors and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference leadership about travel policies and spring sports schedules. He will keep student-athletes and coaches informed of developments.

H-SC students, which number close to one thousand, are scheduled to return from spring break Monday, March 16.