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Joejuan Williams Doesn't Like How Alma Mater is Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

Vanderbilt is giving their students three days to get off campus. Joejuan Willians doesn't like that.

COVID-19 is sweeping the nation, keeping many at home and away from large groups of people to prevent themselves from contracting the infectious disease.

Many colleges and universities have begun to shut down and have opted to switch to an online approach to teaching all classes, in fear that mass numbers of students on campus will spread the virus if someone at the school has it. 

However, not all academic institutions are handling this situation the same way. Some for the better, some for the worse. 

Take Vanderbilt University for example; they announced on Wednesday that they want all students off campus by March 15, and beginning on March 16 they will have online and alternative learning for all students. 

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Well, the short time frame given by Vanderbilt for all students to leave campus was not well received by Patriots cornerback and Vanderbilt alum Joejuan Williams, who thinks the school is not taking all of their students into consideration. 

*The tweet has now been deleted, but Williams suggested three days was not enough time for students to get off campus, especially those who lived there full-time.*

He has a point. If someone lives on campus full-time, doesn't have any relatives they can move in with, or they simply can't afford to make a move off campus, what are they to do then? Hopefully the school, along with other schools across the country, and even the world, are doing what they can do help students who are in situations like Williams mentions. 

As for yourself, do what you can to protect yourself along with others around you. Here are some simple things you can do to prevent yourself from contracting COVID-19, per the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.