Stomach Illness Closes Union University

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(JACKSON, TN)   Union University is closed until Wednesday after a stomach virus sickened about 300 students.

All classes at the university’s campus are cancelled and the library, wellness center, and Barefoot’s Joe will also be closed.

Off-campus clinical sessions for nursing and pharmacy will continue to meet as scheduled.

“We are taking these steps with much caution and after consultation with health care professionals,” Union President David S. Dockery said in a news release. “The conventional wisdom is that if we can limit further spread of the illness immediately, we can address these health concerns fairly quickly.

Dockery added that students who are sick should seek treatment and try to limit their contact with others.

Brewer Dining Hall and the Lexington Inn will remain open and will offer carry out food services.

Dockery added that students who are sick should seek treatment and try to limit their contact with others.

Brewer Dining Hall and the Lexington Inn will remain open and will offer carry out food services.

In addition, Monday’s West Tennessee Ministers and Wives Valentine’s Banquet is cancelled.

Staff members at the Jackson campus should consult with their supervisors regarding their work schedules during the next 48 hours.

Union University has about 1,100 students living on campus, which includes most of the 300 sick students.

Union University students, faculty and staff should monitor the website at www.uu.edu for any forthcoming announcements related to scheduling issues.

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