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COVID-19 Weekly Update - week ending 8/27/21


Covenant Community: Welcome back to the weekly update.  For those new to Covenant, I will report each week on current COVID-19 case counts (those who have tested positive) and quarantine numbers (those named as close contacts to someone who has tested positive). 
As it was last year, it remains so this year as we get this big cruise ship underway - fighting the spread of COVID-19 on this campus is a communal activity.  Our actions have impacts beyond ourselves.  My rights, my life, my comforts are deferred for the greater good of our lives, our community, our semester together. 
Due to the residential nature of our community and the current conditions around us, we should all take personal responsibility for our behaviors on and off campus.  Many of these are familiar to us and will be addressed in future updates.  With a highly transmissible disease, your extra care (masking where required, immediately reporting to health services or the RD on Duty if ill or identified as a close contact, and following through with quarantine expectations) will go a long way towards prolonging our semester with limited restrictions.  
So please be careful. Even without the same restrictions required as last year, we are a significant outbreak away from imposing more measures in order to safeguard the semester.  This report about Cedarville University and the rapid spread on that campus is a cautionary tale - as is this one at Liberty University. It can happen so quickly in a residential community. In the event of a significant outbreak we could move to masks required indoors everywhere, no open halls, outdoor chapels, and online classes in distanced classrooms for a few weeks to get transmission under control. 
As stated previously, we will have a vaccine clinic on campus from 1-4p on Thursday, September 9.  The Dade County Health Department will be giving the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.  The clinic for the second shot will be three weeks later on September 30.  The vaccine remains one of the best ways to reduce transmission and serious illness.  If you would prefer to get vaccinated earlier, you can visit the Vaccine Finder website to find locations near you. 
Our data this semester is established on a baseline of 10 days before the first day of class - August 16.  The quarantine numbers are lower than expected for the case counts because a majority of these cases were identified prior to arrival as part of the requirements for entry to campus. Quarantine numbers are also lower this year due to the number of students who are vaccinated. Remember, vaccinated students who are asymptomatic do not have to quarantine per the department of public health guidelines.
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Data as of August 27, 2021


Active positives (student): 8

Active positives (employee): 1


Quarantined (student): 19

Quarantined (employee): 2  


Positives since August 16 (student): 10

Positives since August 16 (employee): 3



Brad Voyles

Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students


Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Linguistics minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History & Politics

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

International Studies

  • International Studies 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Theory/Composition Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor