Observer Editorial: Where’s the transparency?

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The Notre Dame Division of Student Affairs sent a campus-wide email Feb. 17 in response to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases among the student body. In the hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, the University decided to halt all student organizations’ in-person meetings and activities through “at least Monday, March 1,” the message said.

It’s been three days since then, and officials have not offered any explicit communication or updates regarding these rules, leaving students wondering which restrictions are still in place and which have expired.

That postponement was amended in a Friday email which stated that some outdoor events would be held “if they are sponsored or co-sponsored by a University department to ensure adherence to health and safety protocols.”

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