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LRSC plans weekend activities for students who stay this Labor Day

Lake Region State College wants its campus community to Stay Safe and Keep in Place this Labor Day weekend. 

With a good start to the fall semester, LRSC hopes to keep the spread of COVID-19 at a bare minimum by requesting its campus community to minimize travel over the Labor Day holiday.

The college community from students to employees have been responsive to the LRSC Smart Restart policies and procedures.  We had good participation in our request that we all be tested prior to the start of the semester, said LRSC President Doug Darling.

“All of our students living in the residence halls and student athletes have been tested. We are nearing 100 percent participation from faculty and staff. That is why we are encouraging students to stay on campus this Labor Day weekend and minimize travel,” Darling said.

The college’s housing, student life, and dining services areas have created a weekend filled with activities and entertainment for the students that follow smart guidelines. Events run from Friday night through Sunday night. Activities have great door prizes and a scholarship drawing also will be held for the students that choose to participate in the Stay Safe and Keep in Place plan.

The full slate of events will be posted on the college’s website event calendar and Facebook page. 

“We want to continue with a healthy fall semester. I expect students and the campus community will do their part to slow the spread of this virus,” Darling said.

The North Dakota University System will continue to work closely with the North Dakota Department of Health, the National Guard, and other state leaders to keep the novel coronavirus in check, said North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott and State Board of Higher Education Chair Nick Hacker.

“We can only succeed at this plan in partnership with our students, staff and faculty. We all want to work to keep our campuses open and we can only create that environment if we work together to keep each other safe.”