University of Maryland to hold some classes in-person this fall

The University of Maryland has announced it will hold some in-person classes during the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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School officials said in an email sent to students and obtained by The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that nearly 20% of undergraduate classes will be held partially in-person when the school’s fall semester kicks off on August 31.

Officials say courses with more than 50 students will be held online.

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The Baltimore Sun reports all courses are expected to be moved online if there is a possible spike in coronavirus cases.

The school is also planning to reduce the number of students sharing dorm rooms. 

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