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University of Kentucky: All instruction will take place online only until Apr. 3

Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:48:20-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Due to concerns over the spread of the coronarivus, the University of Kentucky will switch to online only classes from March 23 to April 3.

Instruction will continue online only for all students and faculty. All University-sponsored or endorsed travel internationally is suspended indefinitely. Students who had planned to participate in a Summer Education Abroad program will be contacted by the UK Education Abroad and Exchanges Office by March 20 with a decision about the program.

The goal, university officials say, is to resume normal course delivery by April 6.

Staff operations will continue as normal and all travelers who come from Europe and Japan will be required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival in the U.S. before they will be allowed to return to campus.

Students will be allowed to remain in campus residence halls.

Other colleges across the state have made similar announcements. Berea College announced Tuesday that they would be cancelling the rest of the semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The University of Louisville is extending spring until Apr. 5 at which point all classes will be held online. WKU will extend its spring break until Sunday, March 22, amid concerns of the coronavirus and classes will transition to an "alternative delivery format."

Georgetown College announced that they will be extending their spring break through next Wednesday, March 18, and move all classes to online and other distance learning approaches from Thursday morning, March 19, through Friday evening, April 3. Transylvania University has extended Spring Break through March 20 with classes being deliver remotely online through Apr. 3.