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LSU will not move into Phase 3 due to rise in state cases

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:43:39-04

LSU says it will not be starting Phase 3 of their return to campus as previously planned.

The university says that the decision came after the Governor’s announcement on Monday that the state would not be proceeding to Phase 3 due to an increase in cases of COVID-19.

"We will follow the state's lead and remain in Phase 2 until further notice," a release to students and staff read.

"We must continue to act in the best interest of our faculty, staff and students, and that means keeping everyone safe. We are still very much in the midst of this pandemic, and have even begun seeing surges in the areas surrounding campus."

The university says it is hopeful that the Fall semester can begin on schedule.

Read more of the statement below:

We still remain hopeful that we can begin our Fall semester on schedule, but frankly for that to happen every one of us will need to take the precautions seriously and ensure that those around us do as well. Stay home, wash your hands thoroughly and often, and maintain six feet of distance from others who are not a part of your household. Wear a face covering if you have to leave your house, or at the very least any time you are not able to maintain physical distancing. And hold others accountable for doing the same thing. If we all do our part, we can put ourselves in the best position to be on campus this fall.

If you are not a part of Phases 1 or 2, please continue to work remotely. We will continue to monitor the situation and will let you know when we have any updates.

In the meantime, please remain diligent about staying safe and healthy.

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