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A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Illustration by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • COVID-19: Illinois judge challenges Pritzker’s extension; Greater Peoria area sees 47 new cases this week
    A week after Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced an extension of the stay-at-home-order, a judge in Southern Illinois issued a temporary injunction for state Rep. Darren Bailey, who claimed the extension subjects citizens to irreparable harm. In his daily briefing on April 27, Pritzker turned…
  • COVID-19: Pritzker will extend stay-at-home order until May 30 with modifications
    At his press briefing on Thursday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he will sign an executive order next week to extend the state’s stay-at-home order through Saturday, May 30, with some adjustments.  The extension, effective May 1, will include new modifications that will require…
  • COVID-19: Illinois sees highest single-day death count on Thursday; testing sites planned for Peoria
    The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 125 new deaths related to COVID-19, the greatest number of deaths in a 24-hour period reported so far in the state. The number of deaths as a result of COVID-19 totaled 1,073 in Illinois as of…
  • COVID-19: In light of potential curve flattening, Pritzker warns against large summer events
    Since last Thursday, Illinois has seen an increase of 8,727 positive cases of COVID-19 and 371 deaths. The record-week of total cases and deaths is still increasing heading into the weekend, as the total number of confirmed cases has reached 16,422 and 528 deaths as…
  • COVID-19: Illinois totals reach over 7,000 on Thursday, 157 deaths
    As of Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting a total of 7,695 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. The number of deaths as a result of the disease has totaled 157, 85 percent of which are individuals over the…
  • Faculty adjust to online courses
    As the university made the decision to switch to online courses for the semester, faculty and staff have been working to make sure their classes will be effective for their students. The Office of the President announced on March 12 that spring break would be…
  • A Bradley student tested positive for COVID-19 after study abroad
    A Bradley student has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a study abroad program. The student has not been on campus this semester and has been in self-isolation since their return, according to the university.  The university officials ask the public to respect the…
  • COVID-19: Peoria area now has 12 confirmed cases as of Friday
    In the greater Peoria area, 12 residents are now confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Tri-County – six in Peoria County, three in Woodford and Tazewell counties each – and so far no deaths reported, according to Monica Hendrickson on Friday afternoon.  Hendrickson, administrator of the Peoria…
  • COVID-19: Illinois reports an additional 673 cases and seven deaths on Thursday
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 673 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Thursday, along with seven more deaths. This is the largest single-day increase of confirmed cases so far and more than double from yesterday’s increase.  The total number of…
  • COVID-19: Total cases in Illinois increase by 330; Tazewell County reports first case on Wednesday
    On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,865 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 330 from Tuesday.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Illinois is now at 19, including three additional deaths on Wednesday – a…
  • Bradley students face 15-day quarantine in Peru
    When their Airbnb host in Peru knocked on the door two days after arriving, three young men had no idea that their spring break vacation would become a 15-day quarantine. Senior engineering majors Michael Kuzma and Jeremy Rapp, along with Bradley alumnus Charlie Barchett, said…
  • COVID-19: Illinois reports 1,535 positive case and 4 additional deaths on Tuesday
    On Tuesday, Illinois reported a total number of 1,535 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, an increase of 250 from yesterday. The state also announced four additional deaths – a Chicago resident in his 50s, two Cook County residents both in their 60s and a…
  • COVID-19: Illinois now has 1,285 cases, 3 additional deaths in Cook County announced on Monday
    As of Monday afternoon, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) now reports 1,285 positive cases of COVID-19. Three additional deaths were reported in Cook County on Monday – two men in their 80s and a man in his 90s, bringing the total deaths to…
  • COVID-19: 1,049 cases confirmed in Illinois, three new deaths announced on Sunday
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 296 new cases on Sunday, including one infant, adding the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 1,049 in Illinois.  There are also three new deaths announced on Sunday, totaling the death count in Illinois to nine.…
  • COVID-19: Illinois now reports 753 positive cases, 6 deaths
    As of Saturday afternoon, Illinois now reports a total of 753 positive cases and announced the sixth death due to COVID-19, a Cook County resident in his 70s, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  The State of Illinois will enter the “stay…
  • COVID-19: Bradley outlines operations under the governor’s ‘stay at home’ order
    Shortly after Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced the “stay at home” order on Friday afternoon, Bradley sent out a campus-wide email addressing the operation under the new order.  The email announced the suspension of all move-out processes starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, and ordering…
  • COVID-19: Governor issued the ‘stay-at-home’ order starting Saturday, 585 cases reported in Illinois
    After announcing the fifth death in Illinois due to COVID-19, a Cook County resident in her 70s, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order starting Saturday at 5 p.m. until April 7.  As of Friday afternoon, Illinois has reported 585 positive cases of COVID-19 in…
  • COVID-19: Illinois reports three more deaths, total count now at 422
    As of Thursday, there are three more deaths in Illinois due to COVID-19, and the total number of cases has now increased to 422 throughout the state, a 134 increase since Wednesday, according to state health officials.    The three individuals include a Will County resident…
  • COVID-19: The university urges campus residents to move out before March 23
    The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs sent out emails to campus residents regarding move-out procedures, shortly after university president Gary Roberts announced the continuation of online classes for the remainder of the semester and the cancellation of May commencement.  According to the…
  • COVID-19: University employees will work remotely until further notice
    Bradley University has advised all suitable employees to work from home starting tomorrow. The decision came shortly after the university announced that it will host classes online for the remaining semester and will cancel the graduation in May because of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The university…
  • COVID-19: Number of cases in Illinois jumps to 288 
    Illinois Health officials announced on Wednesday that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois has jumped to 288 in 17 counties. This is 128 more cases than yesterday’s count. The two new counties are reporting three cases in total: two in Kendall county…
  • COVID-19: Bradley cancels May graduation, will host classes online for the remainder of the semester
    Bradley University will cancel its graduation ceremony in May and host all classes online for the remainder of the semester over the concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak, the university announced on Wednesday, along with a video-taped message from the university president Gary Roberts.  “With the…
  • COVID-19: Bradley freezes non-essential spendings, hirings and all traveling plans
    Bradley University announced on Tuesday that it will decline all non-essential spendings and purchases, halt all hiring processes and suspend all travel plans.  The announcement was delivered to all staff and faculty via email. The email said that COVID-19 has caused unanticipated disruptions to normal…
  • COVID-19: First death in Illinois, a long-term care facility in DuPage reports an outbreak
    The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the first death in Illinois in relation to COVID-19, a Chicago resident in her 60s, along with 55 more confirmed cases on Tuesday, adding the total count to 160 in 15 counties.  “I am deeply saddened by the…
  • COVID-19: Bradley requires students to leave campus
    Bradley is requiring all students to return to their permanent residence by Wednesday. Students who are unable to return will need to register with the university.  The email sent to all students on Monday afternoon said this includes students living in all dorms, the Student…
  • COVID-19: Peoria County found one confirmed case
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 in Peoria County on Monday. With the confirmed case in Peoria County, there are now a total of 105 cases in Illinois across 15 counties. This is 12 more cases since Sunday.…
  • COVID-19: Bradley opens up the remote working option for employees
    While maintaining an operating campus, Bradley University is giving the option for employees to work from home on Tuesday and Wednesday with the approval of supervisors, according to an internal communication email.  According to the email statement, this precautionary step is to further avoid in-person…
  • COVID-19: Bradley explores remote operations
    On Sunday, Bradley sent out an email to all faculty and staff, stating that the university is exploring the option to move the operations online. At the same time, all employees are still expected to show up to work on Monday. In the email, the university…
  • COVID-19: 29 more cases in Illinois, Pritzker to shut dine-in in all restaurants and bars in the state
    During a briefing on Sunday, Gov. JB Pritzker said he is shutting down all the bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois effective at the end of the business hours on Monday. This order will last until March 30.  Resturants will still be allowed…
  • First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Woodford County
    The first case of COVID-19 in Woodford County has been confirmed by Gov. JB Pritzker on Saturday during his daily briefs.  The unnamed patient, who’s in his 70s, was tested on Friday and the result comes out as positive.  “As we expected, we are beginning…
  • COVID-19: Spring break extended for a week, classes will meet online until April 13
    Over the concerns of COVID-19, Bradley University announced that it will extend the spring break for another week to March 29, and classes will meet online until April 12, according to an email sent to all campus this afternoon. According to the email, Bradley’s operation…
  • Students cautioned about spring break travel
    Bradley University sent out an email to all students and parents on Monday afternoon, reminding students to be cautious when planning a trip over spring break, in the midst of spreading COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.  In the email, the university discourages any trips to…
  • Bradley recommends students to return after upgraded CDC coronavirus warning in Italy
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention upgraded Italy’s warning to Level 3, the highest possible, on Saturday, as the global epidemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten study abroad programs. While the university stayed neutral in students’ decisions to stay or leave Italy last…
  • Coronavirus impacts study abroad
    Read the Editorial: Don’t freak out, be cautious One Bradley study abroad student in South Korea is on her way home after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus (COVID-19) warning canceled her program. Programs in Italy are also offering students the option to…

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