Howard University transitioning to online instruction after spring break
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Howard University will transition to online instruction after spring break due to coronavirus concerns across the D.C. region, university officials announced Wednesday.
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Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a letter sent to the Howard community that the university will shift to courses online from March 23 through April 6.
On March 25, the university will provide a status update to "determine if any further extension of of the implementation of online instruction will be warranted, as conditions evolve."
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Howard University says residence halls will remain open and the university will provide accommodations for students whose financial circumstances may prevent them from having a place to stay until April 6.
While dining services will be suspended during spring break, the university has partnered with a food service provider who will offer meals to those students who remain on campus during the break and after.
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There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Howard's campus, however, four people have tested positive in the District.
Several other universities throughout the nation have also decided to move classes online amid concerns.