University of Kansas goes online for remainder of spring semester

Housing restrictions announced as well
University of Kansas
Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 14:31:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Kansas announced Tuesday it is canceling in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester at both its Lawrence campus and the Edwards campus in Overland Park over COVID-19 concerns.

All classes will be conducted online, KU said in a statement.

The university also said it is working to reduce student, staff and faculty presence on campus in its efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Housing, KU said, "will be limited only to residents who need to maintain a physical presence on the Lawrence campus."

Any student already not on campus is asked to stay away. KU said it is working to develop a managed move-out plan that will allow for social distancing.

The University of Missouri and Kansas State University have made similar changes.

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