Colleges nationwide respond to coronavirus by canceling in-person classes
Colleges and universities nationwide are canceling in-person classes.
The schools are implementing plans to hold online only classes due to the coronavirus.
Colleges across the country are canceling in-person classes, for the remainder of the semester in some cases, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Harvard University announced Tuesday that its students will not return to campus after spring break because of the coronavirus.
"Students are asked not to return to campus after Spring Recess and to meet academic requirements remotely until further notice. Students who need to remain on campus will also receive instruction remotely and must prepare for severely limited on-campus activities and interactions," Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said in a statement.
"We will begin transitioning to virtual instruction for graduate and undergraduate classes. Our goal is to have this transition complete by Monday, March 23, which is the first day of scheduled classes following Spring Recess," Bacow said.
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Harvard is the latest of a growing number of colleges and universities around the country to move classes online. Here are the colleges that have announced in-person class cancellations for the duration of one week or more.
Bowling Green State University
California State University-Long Beach
City University of New York (CUNY) System
Case Western Reserve University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan Technological University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
San Francisco State University
State University of New York (SUNY) System
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University in St. Louis
These moves come amid a global coronavirus outbreak involving tens of thousands of confirmed cases, mostly in China. Of those, 647 have been confirmed in the U.S., including in 36 states and Washington, D.C.
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Responding to reporters' questions on coronavirus on Tuesday, President Donald Trump urged Americans to stay calm.
A number of leftists have accused the Trump administration of not doing enough to combat the coronavirus or not taking it seriously enough. Meanwhile, conservatives have criticized leftists of overplaying the threat for political gain during an election year.
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