Daily COVID-19 Update: April 22, 2020

Dear Bereans,

This is the update for Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

A Madison County COVID-19 update

The county has recorded 2 new cases over the last two days for a total of 23 cases: 15 are recovered; 6 are recovering at home; 1 remains hospitalized; and we have had the one death reported now two weeks ago.

Bereans making a difference

You may have already seen this on social media, but Trinity Goodman BC Nursing ’17 is in NYC helping to care for people afflicted by COVID-19.  Here is a local news web site.

Thanks for making a difference, Trinity!

An announcement from the Administration

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees conducted its first virtual board meeting last Thursday and Friday.  We had 100% attendance by trustees, most of them via Zoom, and all business was successfully conducted.  Please see the attached summary of highlights from the meeting.

Earth Day 2020

Today is Earth Day.  Our thanks to Kayla Zagray and Wendy Zagray Warren for the lovely sidewalk chalk art that is gracing the campus.

An announcement from Special Collections and Archives

Contribute Your Story to the Bereans and COVID-19 Archival Collection

Special Collections and Archives (SCA) is launching a campus-wide initiative to encourage students, staff, faculty, and alumnae to document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and to contribute their stories to the Bereans and COVID-19 archival collection. Through documenting a variety of experiences, we hope to foster connections within our community today and preserve a record of our individual and shared experiences for the future.

We are interested in stories of how the pandemic has impacted your life. Example stories may tell of experiences during social distancing, the impact the pandemic has had on your learning and work, the effect of closing residence halls and other campus services, or the ways you and your friends and family are staying in touch during the pandemic. Everyone’s story is important—all members of the Berea College community are invited and encouraged to participate.

The story is yours to tell and the method of recording your experience is up to you. Some suggestions include: keeping a journal, creating a zine, saving your social media posts, taking photos and/or videos, writing a poem, or creating multimedia works of digital storytelling. Please remember to comply with any social distancing and stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.

Once you are ready to contribute your story to the collection, you can submit materials online, by mail, or email. Additionally, once Hutchins Library re-opens, we will be happy to accept in-person donations.  Materials will be accepted through December 31, 2020.

For more information about the initiative and how to submit your story, please visit the Bereans and Covid-19 Initiatives website.

Keep on keeping on,
Lyle Roelofs, President