Lynchburg, Virginia--Liberty University President Jerry Falwell JR., will allow students to return back to residence halls after spring break.
The move comes as over 40 million Americans are ordered to stay home as coronavirus cases continue to increase across the U.S.
Universities, K-12 schools, restaurants and “non-essential” businesses have been forced to close with some states implementing harsher restrictions than others.
Measures are being implemented so fast to “flatten the curb” of the coronavirus spread, which includes limiting the contact that Americans have with each other. However, the speed at which these measures are being implemented, has given Americans little to no time to prepare.
In addition, students who live in college dorms are faced with a dilemma as well as international students. Some have nowhere to go during the coronavirus pandemic with such an abrupt disruption of their semester.
A petition has now been created calling for the removal of Falwell for his recent decisions.