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UC Berkeley to Suspend ‘Most In-Person Classes’ Starting Tuesday to Limit Coronavirus Risk



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The University of California at Berkeley has decided to suspend most in-person classes, starting Tuesday, and will be “offering ALL lecture courses (including discussion sections) and seminar instruction and assessment through alternative modalities,” campus officials told faculty in an urgent email Monday just after noon.
The announcement and changes were “designed to help limit coronavirus (COVID-19) risk on campus,” officials wrote, adding, “There are no confirmed cases on our campus at this time.”
The changes will begin Tuesday and remain in place through March 29, when spring break ends, according to the email, signed by Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost A. Paul Alivisatos and Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Chair Oliver O’Reilly. The email subject line identified the message as “URGENT.”
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