This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a coronavirus molecule. 

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

Feb. 5, 2020

ECU addresses the Coronavirus epidemic in China but says the community  shouldn’t worry too much.

Part 3:

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.

Part 4:

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.

Part 5:

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).

Part 6:

September 2020

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...

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