Schools and universities closings throw students into panic

'I barely kept from crying': Schools and universities throw students into panic after telling them to leave campus and take classes online amid coronavirus fears (Business Insider)

"To be clear, the move away from in-person instruction was made in an attempt to limit gatherings or large groups, per public health guidance, and help our region combat the spread of COVID-19," Victor Balta, director for media relations at the University of Washington, which last week announced it would move coursework online. "There is no specific perceived danger in coming to campus and, again, our campuses are not closed."

My eldest child is a junior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. On 10 March, Rutgers University announced it was suspending all classes and students must leave campus and prepare to work online for the remainder of the semester. Beginning Thursday, 12 March at 7 PM Rutgers University will shut off student access…

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