On Feb. 3, WKU took its first action in response to the coronavirus by calling back three Chinese Flagship students interning in China and halting all travel to the country. Since then the coronavirus has become a global pandemic, shutting down cities, businesses and causing universities like WKU to move online for the rest of the semester. 

This may be a confusing time for many who are coping with this new normal, as updates are constant. Here is a timeline tracking the impact of the coronavirus on Kentucky and WKU’s response. 

Editor’s note: This timeline will be updated daily. 



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Rebekah Alvey is the Editor in Chief of the College Heights Herald. She's previously worked as the digital managing editor, news editor and news reporter. Over the summers, she has interned with Lexington Herald-Leader and Insider Louisville.