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University of Kentucky will operate online due to Coronavirus concerns

SB Nation logo SB Nation 3/11/2020 Adam Haste
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The Coronavirus outbreak is continuing to result in school closings across the country, and the University of Kentucky is now taking measures to help slow the spread of the virus.

Spring break for the University is next week and instead of returning afterwards, the campus will be close through April 3rd with classes being done online or through other alternatives. The goal is to resume normal course delivery on April 6th.

Here is the statement from UK:

“Staff operations will continue as normal. Research and health care enterprise activities will continue as planned. All University-sponsored or endorsed travel internationally is suspended indefinitely. All travelers arriving from Europe and Japan will be required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival in the U.S. before they will be allowed to return to campus.”

“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. All University sponsored or endorsed domestic travel is strongly discouraged. We will be evaluating campus events on a case-by-case basis. For the most up-to-date information regarding our plans and preparedness in addressing these challenges, please go to uky.edu/coronavirus.”

Like UK, the University of Louisville is also going online and is extending their spring break through March 17th due to the virus.

By now, you’ve probably seen how Berea College is cancelling the rest of the semester and is asking students to vacate the dorms within the next week.

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