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University of Florida mandates all classes to be moved online amid coronavirus concerns

University-wide deadline set for March 16

Navigating the isolation procedure at UF Health Jacksonville
Navigating the isolation procedure at UF Health Jacksonville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida has instructed all faculty to move classes online no later than March 16 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, according to an email sent to university employees.

The classes will remain online at least until March 30, according to UF.

School officials asked students to not come back to campus until March 30.

Students who do not have an alternative place to stay can stay at their residence hall, according to UF.

In an email from the Associate Provost, the change to class meetings is required.

The Dean of the College of Journalism and Communications has asked all faculty within the department to be ready to make the switch by Friday.

The university has offered assistance to instructors, offering both technological and curricular support, according to the email.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 for updates.


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