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LU Alert: Emergency Notification- Urgent-

LU Alert: Emergency Notification- Urgent- The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has inspected campus dining services twice within the last week and there were no issues found with any dining services at Liberty University (LU). Preliminary testing has shown norovirus as the potential cause of the recent gastrointestinal (GI) illness on campus. LU continues to work in collaboration with VDH and community partners to identify potential sources and other potential causes of the GI illness.

Each member of the LU community (on-campus, commuter, and faculty/staff) is being asked to complete a survey that has been created in cooperation with the VDH.




In addition to the survey, VDH is asking anyone experiencing GI symptoms to voluntarily submit a stool sample when they reopen. The Student Health Center is open Monday-Thursday 8-6 pm and Friday 8-5 pm and has sample kits available.

The Reber Thomas Dining Hall has worked daily to ensure that each member of the Liberty University community has hot chicken broth available to them. Additionally, hydration packs are available for each on-campus student through their hall leadership.


What you can do to help protect our community:


  • Wash hands with soap and water (hand sanitizers have proven less effective against killing the virus).
  • Clean all surfaces using products that say virucidal.
  • If you have recently been sick replace your toothbrush.


What you can do if you start experiencing symptoms:


  • Please maintain hydration. Drink substances like Gatorade, Pedialyte, or water.
  • Please remain isolated from others while experiencing symptoms.
  • If symptoms worsen, please seek care at either Student Health Center Monday-Thursday 8-6 pm and Friday 8-5 pm, Walk-in Care Wards Road 8-5 pm 7 days a week, or after hours at the Emergency Room.
  • Please call 911 or (434) 592-3911 if you are needing emergency care.


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