UW-Madison suspends in-person classes in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 14:39:56-04

MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Wednesday that it is going to suspend face-to-face instruction effective after spring break.

UW-Madison said that while there were "relatively few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane County, the number of cases nationally continues to grow."

In-person classes will be suspended effective Monday, March 23. An alternate delivery of classes is expected to begin on March 23 and last through Friday, April 10. The university said a decision about whether in-person classes will resume after April 10 will be made early in April.

The university said students should take essential belongings with them for spring break and not return to their residence halls until at least April 10.

"Students who stay in residence halls should be prepared for a reduced campus experience with limited opportunities for interaction and reduced campus services," said the university.

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