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    March 13, 2020
    LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College president Father Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., has announced that the College will suspend face-to-face classes for a period of two weeks, effective Friday, March 13, while all College-sponsored, on-campus events through April 1 are canceled.
    Per Father Paul’s announcement:
    • Coursework through March 27 will be presented in an online format. Students who may need accommodations for online instruction should contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
    • At 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, all residence halls will close for a period of two weeks. Any student in need of alternative arrangements to remain on campus past this time must work with the Office of Student Affairs.
    • All Saint Vincent College varsity athletic competition and practices will be suspended through April 1.
    • The College hopes to re-open residence halls by Sunday, March 29, and resume regularly scheduled classes on Monday, March 30.
    The College administration will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and will provide updates to the Saint Vincent community as they are available.
    “Over the past two weeks,” said Father Paul, “we have continually acted in the best interest of our campus community when it comes to COVID-19. Be it canceling the spring break trip to Rome, implementing enhanced precautions to guard against the potential spread of the virus or enacting strict protocols restricting travel, each decision has been made with the health and safety of everyone at Saint Vincent in mind. In each instance, our campus has shown remarkable strength and adaptability.”
    At present, there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus. The College will continue to maintain strict adherence to the advisories and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and state and local departments of health. 
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    Jim Berger, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Public Relations