44 COVID-19 cases at SWOSU

Johannes Becht, News Editor

The SWOSU administration on Tuesday announced the latest COVID-19 update.

44 total cases were reported. 40 students on the Weatherford campus are considered being infected with the coronavirus, as well as 4 employees. No student on the Sayre campus has COVID.

This marks a decrease from last week when 52 cases were reported.

Could SWOSU shut down due to high COVID case numbers?

In March 2020, SWOSU shut down at the beginning of the pandemic. In Fall 2020, SWOSU had a contingency plan that would have moved almost all classes to virtual if more than 250 students had had COVID. The highest spread ever recorded on the SWOSU campus were 134 cases in late September 2020.

This year, there is no exact number of cases, according to President Dr. Diane Lovell.

If you want to get vaccinated, you can do so every Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. If you want to get tested, you can do so in the campus nurse’s office, located in the Wellness Center.