University of Calgary switches to remote instruction to impede spread of coronavirus

Mar 13 2020, 10:13 am

Classes have been suspended at the University of Calgary.

A recent recommendation from the Province of Alberta stated that all gatherings of over 250 people should be cancelled, prompting the university to suspend classes for the day, according to an update on the UofC website.

The university remains open, however, though when classes resume on Monday they will be given via remote instruction, with students being asked to stay home. Staff and faculty will be at work, and all services will remain available for students.

Many K-12 and post-secondary institutions in the United States have switched to an online-only class structure and closed physical buildings in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

There have so far been 29 confirmed presumptive cases of coronavirus in Alberta.

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.