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Virus concerns delay students' return to E. Michigan dorms

Eastern Michigan University plans to hold in-person classes this fall
Posted at 2:48 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 14:48:22-04

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University says students cannot move into dorms on campus for at least three weeks and classes will remain online during that period to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The school said in a news release Monday that residence halls will remain closed through Sept. 17.

Classes are set to begin Aug. 31 but will be online through Sept. 20.

Eastern Michigan president James Smith says the health, safety and well-being of the campus community were paramount in the decision to restrict campus activities.

Eastern Michigan has about 18,000 students.