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Coronavirus Prompts MSU To Switch To Online Instruction

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MSU is suspending all face-to-face classes until April 20. Classes will be taught online.

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted Michigan State University to switch to online instruction.


Michigan confirmed its first two coronavirus cases Tuesday night.  


Now, Michigan State University is suspending all in person classes until April 20. 


MSU has also canceled two career fairs scheduled for this week and will not take on any new events that may draw at least 100 people. 


Deputy spokesman Dan Olsen says the university is doing what it can to maintain its core mission.


“We’re trying to make this as easy and as smooth as possible for everybody involved, and also making sure that we can continue the important work of Michigan State University,” Olsen says.


MSU is encouraging people who’ve returned from a coronavirus travel advisory region to self-isolate by staying home for a period of 14 days.




Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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