Old Gold & Black

Results from tests conducted on Feb. 15 and 16 were delayed for days, according to several students. Some students had been COVID-positive for several days before being informed by BioReference and Wake Forest.

Wake Forest mishandled hundreds of COVID-19 tests

Elizabeth Maline, Senior Writer March 4, 2021

Amidst the whirlwind of COVID-19 news over the past few weeks, many students waited days on end for results from their random asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered by the university. After coronavirus...

Wake Forest has told student workers they may receive the vaccine.

Student workers become vaccine eligible

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

While the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline Group 3 workers was not meant to begin until March 10, North Carolina is well ahead of schedule. On March 3, it was announced that all Group 3...

While the university's official messaging on the COVID-19 surge emphasized that student organizations  were not at fault, administrators privately told Greek Organizations their members were the source of spread.

Understanding the spread: COVID-19 and Greek life

Olivia Field, Senior Writer February 25, 2021

On Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m., university administrators sent an email to the campus community with a warning: if cases continued to grow at the exponential rate of more than 150 in 48 hours, Wake Forest would...

Students leave signs outside of the office of President Nathan O. Hatch to protest perceived poor communication from campus administration on coronavirus-related policies.

Students demand better communication

Avery Gehring, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Almost two weeks after the student-organized protest on Feb. 13, residential advisers (RAs) and other students continue to seek more transparent communication from Wake Forest’s administration. Though...

Athletics Department remains vigilant as COVID-19 cases spike

Athletics Department remains vigilant as COVID-19 cases spike

Ben Conroy, Print Managing Editor February 19, 2021

Even amidst the COVID-19-induced chaos of the past few weeks, Wake Forest's varsity athletic programs have been permitted to continue operating, albeit under the same strict set of protocols that have...

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 18, 2021

In a message sent to students late Thursday night, Wake Forest announced that many of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented on Feb. 5 in response to spiking cases will be lifted over the weekend. All...

Students protest at university gates demanding COVID-19 accountability from  administration

Students protest at university gates demanding COVID-19 accountability from administration

Aine Pierre, News Editor February 13, 2021

On Friday afternoon, students gathered with picket signs at the University Parkway entrance to protest Wake Forest’s quarantine-in-place policy. Chants of “where is the consent?” “no humanitate”...

Groups of students continue to congregate at Campus Gas

Groups of students continue to congregate at Campus Gas

Julia Ochsenhirt, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Active, on-campus COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed from 30 to 369 within the past week and a half. Large gatherings at nearby bars and restaurants may be partially responsible for the spike. Campus Gas...

Taken from https://ourwayforward.wfu.edu/covid-19-dashboard/, this dashboard shows known, verified tests through the University’s testing of asymptomatic students

University in process of acquiring more hotel rooms

Aine Pierre and Isabella Mason February 9, 2021

Wake Forest is finalizing an agreement with two local hotels to provide additional space for students isolating with COVID-19, according to multiple university officials. The two hotels cannot be named...

University dispels rumors of COVID status change

University dispels rumors of COVID status change

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2021

University administrators and student government leaders scrambled Sunday afternoon to quell a rumor that the school would be transitioning to Red status in the coming week. An email regarding Wake...

University moves to modified Orange level restriction as cases mount

University moves to modified Orange level restriction as cases mount

Aine Pierre and Cate Pitterle February 6, 2021

As the number of campus COVID-19 cases reached 229 on Friday, several new restrictions were put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus. These new constraints include closing large buildings like...

New restrictions could take effect Friday, including those on dining and study spaces as the university attempts to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

Virus spike means more restrictions

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 4, 2021

After almost two weeks on campus, Wake Forest has recorded just under 100 COVID-19 cases among students and faculty, worrying administration. The university plans to enact more restrictions after discussing...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"
COVID-19