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COVID-19 case among contract workers surfaces

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The university will add contract workers to its COVID-19 dashboard, after a positive case on Tuesday
October 29, 2020

On Tuesday night, students hoping to find some Tex Mex food in Benson University Center came across an unexpected sight even during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Moe’s was the only restaurant in the Benson...

Professors express hope amid COVID-19 rise

Sociology professor Dr. Ana Wahl teaches her in-person class outdoors on Manchester Plaza following the university’s switch last Thursday to an Orange operating status (Katie Fox/Old Gold and Black)
Though the rise in cases is worrying, many professors believe campus will weather the storm caused by a spike in COVID-19 cases
October 29, 2020

Even as coronavirus cases on campus surged, leading to a  switch to Orange status, leads to worry on campus, many faculty members teaching face-to-face are keeping their classrooms the same — believing,...

COVID-19 cases spike once again on campus

On Tuesday, the university registered 39 new COVID-19 cases on campus, setting the highest number of new cases in a single day this semester. The sudden rise in cases comes after weeks of low daily figures (Graphic by Olivia Field/Old Gold & Black)
Wake Forest registered its three highest COVID-19 daily tallies this week
October 22, 2020

On Thursday, President Nathan Hatch announced that Wake Forest University is switching its campus activity operation status from Yellow to Orange after a recent spike in new COVID-19 cases saw the number...

COVID-19 cases remain stable in week eight

COVID-19 cases remain stable in week eight
October 15, 2020

As of Oct. 14, there are only 17 active COVID-19 cases in the Wake Forest community, making the university one of very few colleges in North Carolina still successfully operating with in-person and blended...

App State student passes away from COVID-19

App State student passes  away  from COVID-19
October 1, 2020

A student died at Appalachian State University after testing positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 29, as announced by university officials. At Wake Forest, just 86 miles down US-421 N the tragedy is hitting...

COVID-19 misinformation circulates on campus

COVID-19 misinformation circulates on campus
October 1, 2020

With its own lengthy Wikipedia page, misinformation surrounding COVID-19 has been circulating since the pandemic began. From the effectiveness of masks to the origins of the disease, conspiracy theories...

SneezSafe helps contain COVID-19 on WFU campus

SneezSafe helps contain COVID-19 on WFU campus
September 24, 2020

As of Wednesday, Sept. 23, the COVID-19 cases on campus have continued to rise to 127 cases, though the rate of increase in cases has decreased by 17.1% in comparison to the previous week. With the university’s...

Positive COVID-19 cases quickly rise past 100

Positive COVID-19 cases quickly rise past 100
September 17, 2020

One week ago on Sept. 8, the reported number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus according to the university dashboard was 54. As of Sept. 16, that number has increased to 103, a 90.7% increase in one...

Trump rally ignores distancing guidelines

Trump rally ignores  distancing guidelines
September 10, 2020

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump arrived in Winston-Salem N.C. via Air Force One to host a campaign rally at the Smith Reynolds Airport, located only three miles from Wake Forest’s campus. At least...

New state restrictions bring more flexibility

New state restrictions bring more flexibility
September 10, 2020

On Sept. 1, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced during a press conference that the state will enter Phase 2.5 of COVID-19 restrictions, “continuing our state’s dimmer switch approach to easing...

Dashboard continues to lack information

Dashboard continues to lack information
September 10, 2020

Across the country, administrators at college campuses have released COVID-19 dashboards, displaying metrics related to the presence of the coronavirus on their campuses. The goal of a college’s COVID-19...

University quarantine protocols lack clarity

University quarantine protocols lack clarity
September 3, 2020

Undergraduate student testing and self-quarantine have been one of the main points of Wake Forest University’s Our Way Forward plan to a successful in-person semester, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Students...

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