As the numbers of those affected by coronavirus increase in the United States, colleges and universities are scrambling to figure out how to best respond. College campuses are dense populations and as such are at higher risks for outbreaks, so some are enforcing preventative measures. Amherst College, NYU and Ohio State are two that have cancelled all face-to-face classes, using their online resources to maintain education without exposing the students and professors to each other. The current plan is for a reevaluation on March 30th to decide if these measures will be continued or if the virus scare has declined enough to allow safe campus interactions.
Read more about Amherst College’s closing here
Read more about the Ohio State closing here
Read more about the closing of NYU here