U-M moving classes online, canceling events over coronavirus

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 16:30:18-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan will stop holding classes in person through the end of the semester in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

All classes on Thursday and Friday are canceled, and will resume Monday in alternative formats. The arrangement will continue through the end of the semester on April 21.

“Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society,” the school said in a release.

All events that would have drawn groups of at least 100 people on campus are being canceled until further notice. The athletic department is working to limit spectators at on-campus events to parents and media.

U-M has also suspended all international travel through at least April 21. Domestic travel for school and personal business is discouraged. Study abroad programs will be altered or suspended until further notice.

Further updates will be provided through the university’s website.