Liberty University launches COVID-19 dashboard after 'technical glitch' delay

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:34:38-04

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University missed a self-imposed deadline to publish coronavirus figures on its website.

The News & Advance reported that the university promised by Tuesday to launch a data dashboard, a popular digital tool used by large colleges and universities to disclose the number of COVID-19 case among its students and employees to the public.

A Liberty spokesman told the newspaper the dashboard was delayed by a “technical glitch.”

The dashboard, which launched Wednesday, showed 141 active coronavirus cases among the university's students and employees.

Since in-person classes began late last month, Liberty has declined to release daily COVID-19 figures as other institutions of higher learning have.

Instead, the university has provided two updates to the media about positive cases.