Ball State University urges students to return home if possible, provides more updates

Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 16:54:11-04

MUNCIE — Ball State University is closing more buildings on its campus, urging more employees to work from home if possible, and encouraging people living on and off-campus to move.

The updates to the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic comes after the City of Muncie and Delaware County declared a joint emergency on Thursday, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns said in an update posted Saturday afternoon.

Mearns is also encouraging all students still living in residence halls to leave as soon possible. Students who live off-campus are encouraged to return to an alternative location if possible.

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Dining halls and other food services on-campus will remain open, but only with take out options, Mearns says. As more students and employees leave campus, several dining halls will likely close.

Several buildings on-campus, excluding dining halls, will close, Mearns says.

You can read the full update here.

On Saturday, an elderly woman in Delaware County who tested positive for the coronavirus, died, according to the county health department.

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