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Kansas City University switching to online learning after spring break

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 18:52:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City University is switching to online learning at its Kansas City and Joplin campuses as part of its coronavirus response plan, officials announced Wednesday.

KCU said it has not seen any campus-associated cases of COVID-19, but wants to follow public health guidelines and limit close contact among groups of people.

With travel discouraged by public health officials, KCU students are currently on spring break.

KCU said it is attempting to prevent illness by suspending face-to-face classes when students return to class on March 16.

Online classes will continue through as least March 31, KCU said.

A spokesperson said about 1,000 students would be affected between the two campuses.

KCU said the campuses will remain open to faculty and staff.