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Michigan Tech in UP stops in-person classes for 2 weeks

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 16:21:10-04

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula has called a two-week timeout for in-person classes as a result of a rise in coronavirus cases in the region.

Lecture-based classes will be online, no later than Wednesday, and will last at least through Oct. 11.

Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek says he wants to reduce the density of people on campus.

Michigan Tech, which has more than 7,000 students, is in Houghton County.

In-person instruction at K-12 schools in the county has also been suspended for two weeks.