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Salisbury University canceling classes, ask students to not return until April 4

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 16:51:10-04

SALISBURY, Md. — Salisbury University is canceling classes Thursday and Friday amid the coronavirus outbreak.

SU says they are doing this so faculty may prepare for online instruction.

When preparing to leave for Spring Break, SU says students should take with them all essential belongings, including medications and other materials, in case it should become necessary to implement step two of the guidelines, which may include restricting access to campus for an extended time.

From March 23-April 3, instruction will be delivered online in courses for which this is possible. While they do not expect the campus to be closed during this period, they ask that students not return to campus until Saturday, April 4.

SU also is discouraging its students, faculty and staff from all international and national travel at this time. The threat of COVID-19 will not last forever at its current level.

They say delaying travel now may prevent you from being infected or becoming a carrier and transmitting the virus to your loved ones, including elderly family members who may be at increased risk.

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve in Maryland, throughout the U.S. and around the world, SU officials will hold a virtual town hall meeting 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, March 13, to answer questions and provide the most up-to-date information.