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WMU canceling in-person classes over COVID-19 concerns

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 17:19:16-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University is joining a growing list of universities nationwide moving all classes online.

The school sent an alert to students and staff Wednesday afternoon announcing all in-person classes will be held online from Monday until April 3. Classes are canceled Thursday and Friday to give instructors time to prepare for the change.

All events on campus including 100 people or more are also canceled.

Central Michigan University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have all switched to virtual classes this week to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All classes at U-M on Thursday and Friday are canceled, and will resume in virtual settings through the end of the semester. The school has also canceled all events on campuses that would gather at least 100 people through at least April 21.

CMU’s classes will be moved online through March 20 and possibly extended into the future pending guidance from health officials.