UW-Madison Suspends “Face-to-Face Instruction” Starting March 23rd over COVID-19 Concerns
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has decided to suspend
face-to-face instruction effective Monday, March 23rd. The university
said in a statement released Wednesday that they are “working to mitigate the
effects of the disease on our campus population, in consultation with local,
state and federal partners.”
Classes at the campus will be conducted online starting on
the 23rd, and will continue at least through April 10th. Students
are being asked to take all essential items with them on Spring Break next
week, and to not return to the residence halls until April 10th. All
university-sponsored travel is cancelled through April 10th, and any
campus events of more than 50 people are also cancelled through that date.
Campus leaders and health officials continue to urge people
to stay home if they are sick, to wash your hands thoroughly and cover your
cough and sneeze.