Rise in COVID-19 cases on UMO campus


University of Mount Olive officials have paused in-person instruction effective Sept. 22-Oct. 2, 2020.

All formal team activities are suspends.

The announcement comes after a recent increase of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. It’s the first significant rise in cases since UMO began face-to-face instruction on Aug. 25.

“The goal for this pause is to mitigate the spread of the virus on campus,” said Dr. Ed Croom, UMO president.

University housing will remain open and dining services are available in a “to-go” only format. UMO leadership is encouraging all students, who can, to go home.

“It is critically important for students, who go home or remain on campus, to practice all COVID-19 protocols and reduce social interactions,” Croom said.

All classes will be held on online during the 10-day period. Traditional classes resume their hybrid format on Oct. 5.

UMO maintains a running dashboard of positive cases and quarantined individuals on its COVID-19 website to remain transparent to the UMO community and the larger Mount Olive community.


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