Dec. 31, 2019
Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.
Feb. 5, 2020
ECU addresses the Coronavirus epidemic in China but says the community shouldn’t worry too much.
March 3, 2020
First COVID-19 case was confirmed in Wake County by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and many thought “oh wow, this isn’t a joke.”
March 8 through 22, 2020
“Spring Break” extended by ECU but cancelled by COVID-19.
March 10, 2020
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declares state of emergency.
March 13, 2020
President Donald Trump declares national emergency due to COVID-19.
March 16, 2020
Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly declares state of emergency.
March 23, 2020
Students “Zoomed” into completing their classes at home.
May 5, 2020
Phase 1 aka: the phase where the CDC recommended face masks and nobody wore them.
May 8, 2020
ECU Spring 2020 commencement viewed from the comfort of your home.
May 22, 2020
Phase 2 aka: the required face mask phase that was enforced halfway through the actual phase.
Aug. 6 through 9, 2020
ECU students return to campus and resume partying where a 400 person party was busted by the police… despite a global pandemic put on a higher volume than party music.
Aug. 10, 2020
Some ECU students return to in-person classes on campus while most professors opt to stay online.
Aug. 17, 2020
The first of many clusters pop up at ECU.
Aug. 26, 2020
ECU returns to online classes for the rest of the Fall 2020 semester (someone probably won a bet from this).
The new midterms month with the updated block schedule. Midterms provide stressful distraction to keep students indoors and away from parties.
Sept. 4, 2020
Phase 2 extension finally ends and Phase 2.5 begins. The end may be near if people follow CDC guidelines.
To be continued as the pandemic remains ongoing...