York University has announced the suspension of “all face-to-face instruction” beginning Monday, March 16. On that day, classes will begin in an online-only format.
“We are committed to completing the term and will deploy all of our resources to support faculty and students through this transition,” the university says.
As of midnight on Friday, the school will also be cancelling or postponing all non-essential events that are not required as part of an academic program.
Further, the Tait Mackenzie Centre and the Glendon Athletic Club will be closed until April 30. However, Keele and Glendon campuses will remain open, and research activities will continue.
Beginning Monday, March 16 all #YorkU classes will move to online formats in response to COVID-19. As of midnight tonight all non-essential events will be cancelled or postponed. Read the full statement from President Rhonda Lenton: https://t.co/VELCkNdEGd pic.twitter.com/anqoFiaqC8
— York University (@yorkuniversity) March 13, 2020
The university says that in the coming days, new policies on working from home and doctors’ notes will be introduced to minimize risk and maximize flexibility for the community. Details on these changes are still to come.