Indiana State University responds to coronavirus

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TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – ISU Director of Communication, Mark Alesia, said a web-page is now dedicated to helping students stay up to date with the the coronavirus.

With 3,000 deaths globally and nearly 90,000 cases of the virus worldwide, ISU said they are erring on the side of caution to keep their faculty and students safe and informed.

“Indiana state university is being prudent and we’re taking it seriously and we’re preparing ourselves for all scenarios.”

Alesia said the webpage will have articles, documents and up to date reports on the virus from reliable sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“What we wanted was one place where students could go for the latest information as it relates to ISU.”

Students across the university’s campus had heard of the illness but didn’t know enough about it to be too concerned.

One student said his peers need to know more about these things to be able to stay safe from it.

“I feel like we should take more precautions with it throughout Terre Haute, Indiana and all the universities, Dane Smith said. “Just getting more information on how to watch out for the coronavirus and what symptoms to look for.”

Another student, Nina Mims, was more laid back with the subject, adding the university would get the information out to students if it became more of a problem in Indiana.

“The school doesn’t have a whole lot of information on it, so they’re not going to be able to give us as much information as they want to. I do believe that if they have the information they’re going to give us everything that they can.”

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