Mizzou And Kansas City University Suspend Classes To Limit Spread Of Coronavirus

Mizzou And Kansas City University Suspend Classes To Limit Spread Of Coronavirus

The moves come on the same day the University of Wisconsin Madison announced its campus would suspend spring semester face-to-face instruction, effective March 23.

Universities with students who are now on campus should implement a process to transition to remote instruction immediately and encourage students to return home for at least two weeks, the release said. All internships for credit, clinical and student teaching assignments will continue as long as a host institution is open for business; those students can remain in on-campus housing, according to a letter to the campus community.

Both schools are evaluating future school events.

The University will also be offering assistance to students on financial aid who need help returning home.

Starting Monday, March 16, Lehigh University will start teaching all courses remotely, close its dorms and prohibit large gatherings, in hopes of helping slow the spread of illness caused by the new coronavirus.

"All face-to-face classes at our main campus in Mount Pleasant - and at all of CMU's satellite campuses throughout the US with the exception of those on military bases - will move to an online format". During the same period, non-essential, University-sponsored domestic travel will be postponed or canceled unless an exception is granted by a dean or supervisor. The Student Activity Center is closed. We have been monitoring developments closely and providing regular updates as the rapidly changing situation evolves.

There is one case in Wayne County and another in Oakland County. The Wayne County patient had a history of domestic travel, while the Oakland County patient had a history of global travel, MI officials announced.

"It's crucial that Michiganders continue to take preventative measures", Whitmer said.

Many schools are designating a set amount of time for the online-classes, pending the further outbreak of the virus. Students who had planned to participate in a Summer Education Abroad program will be contacted by the UK Education Abroad and Exchanges Office by March 20 with a decision about the program.

Out of the 12 scheduled Alternative Spring Breaks, two were rerouted and four canceled due to caution surrounding the virus, Symantha Misale, assistant director of Alternative Breaks, said. Notre Dame will continue to monitor athletics activities and make decisions in the best interests of our students and fans, in consultation with public health and Atlantic Coast Conference officials.

This is a developing story.

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