The University of Minnesota suspended in-person instruction across all system campuses through at least April 1, according to an email from President Joan Gabel sent to faculty, students and staff on Wednesday.
The University is moving to online or alternative instruction during this time. Several University campuses, including Twin Cities are currently in the middle of spring break, which has been extended to Wednesday, March 18, according to the emailed statement. The Morris and Crookston campuses will continue in-person instruction through the end of the week.
Students are being encouraged to stay home and continue classes online. Despite halting in-person instruction, residence halls, dining services and other student services are staying open to accommodate students who may need to stay on campus.
The statement read that the University is monitoring the situation and may extend the online-only instruction period.
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