The Brooklyn College Vanguard

Weekly Campus COVID-19 Recap: Student Hospitalized, Election Delayed

 We are now just short of a week into distance learning, and campus has transitioned to only essential workers. Here is everything that happened in the past week. 

   Not long after the update was published last week, on Wednesday, Mar. 18, President Michelle Anderson sent out a bulletin that going forward, students should only come to campus if they absolutely have to, after a student was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19, although they were awaiting test results. The student was symptomatic on campus Wednesday, March 11, in both Ingersoll and James, and those they had close contact with were notified. 

   As a precaution going forward, and continuing with government guidelines, BC closed most of the campus buildings, leaving open essential services such as the Child Care Center and allowing for the Food Pantry to be available by appointment. 

   Going into what she called our “new normal,” President Anderson thanked the continuing work of faculty during the transition.

   “Faculty have been preparing for this moment, and I want to thank them for their extraordinary and creative efforts to complete this transition, which involves not only a change in modality, but a profound change in how they conceptualize their classes,” she wrote. 

   In other news, with campus events and most club operations going on hold indefinitely, it appears that the Undergraduate Student Government will be delaying its spring elections. 

   Initially planned to take place next Monday through Wednesday, in an e-mail sent to USG President Alyssa Taylor from CWERC, the elections will be held sometime after spring break. Before a screenshot of this email was posted by USG, none of the three presidential candidates (Ethan Milich, Michael Davis, and Dapo Ibrahim) had yet to hear any information from anyone within the CWERC.