Olivet College Goes Remote Until End of the Semester
Following Gov. Whitmer’s new lockdown orders, Olivet College has decided to transition to remote learning for three weeks. Large gatherings such as athletics and campus-based events are suspended for the rest of the semester.
In an email, President Steven M. Corey said, “As you may already be aware, on Sunday, Nov. 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order in response to the continued increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout Michigan. While the Olivet College community has done an amazing job to mitigate the spread of the virus, we must abide by the order.”
Around 6 p.m. on Nov. 15, Gov. Whitmer held a press conference about the increase in cases in the state of Michigan. She had said that there will be a three week pause to lower the spread of COVID-19. The state of Michigan shut down several of indoor gathering that are non-residential such as casinos, movie theaters, in-person learning on college and high school campuses, and non-professional organized sports.
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