Michigan State First State School To Suspend In-Person Classes
Michigan State University has cancelled all in-person classes for the time being, becoming the first state school to do so in the current situation related to the coronavirus epidemic. The decision made in part because of an individual "inked to our campus who the Ingham County Health Department is currently investigating and monitoring." According to the school's website, in-person classes are suspended until April 20th.
MSU is encouraging to students to return to their "permanent place of residence", but says for those unable to do that, dorms and dining halls will stay open.
On March 10, state officials announced the first two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan...University leaders are following guidance from local, state and federal public health agencies. The university’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated, a task force has been created and leaders are meeting daily to address the many possible challenges this outbreak presents to our global community and to support students, faculty and staff.
As of noon March 11, MSU is suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars and classrooms and moving coursework to virtual instruction. - Michigan State University website
The announcement goes to to say, the school is "continuing to work with faculty and staff on laboratory and performance classes, and the university will provide additional guidance."