University of Iowa Cancels Face-to-Face Classes After Spring Break
As coronavirus concerns spread throughout the U.S. and here in Iowa, colleges like the University of Iowa are taking precautions and moving to online schooling.
KCRG reports that the University of Iowa will be "suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks following spring break" to avoid the virus. University officials sent an email to University of Iowa employees and students stating that the university will move to virtual instruction beginning on March 23 and will continue the online courses through at least April 3.
The official note went on to say that following spring break, students can choose to stay home or return to their residence halls, off-campus housing, or another location. The residence halls, dining services, and campus will remain open to serve those who rely on the facilities. University-sponsored international travel has also been suspended for 30 days effective March 5.
The University will continue to monitor, prepare, and adjust as needed to maintain the top priority of keeping the campus safe. The University of Iowa has taken the Iowa State Board of Regents order to it's three public universities to quickly deliver instructions to students online. The private Grinnell College has sent all of its students home and told them to make plans to finish the semester there as well.