TOWSON, MD—Towson University will become the first college in Maryland cancel classes in response to the recent novel coronavirus outbreak.
In an email to Towson University students and staff, officials wrote that classes would be cancelled for the remainder of the week beginning on Wednesday. In addition, students should prepare for classes to be taught remotely following spring break.
“Beginning Wednesday, March 11, TU is cancelling all university classes for the remainder of the week on all campuses (including [Towson University in Northeast Maryland], Shady Grove, College of Southern Maryland, and Hagerstown) to prepare for potential remote teaching, learning and working after spring break,” the email reads, according to The Baltimore Sun.
“When preparing to leave for spring break, we ask students to take all essential belongings, medications, and materials from your residence hall or work space in case it should become necessary to restrict return access to campus for at least two weeks.”
University officials have asked nine students and a TU professor to self-quarantine after attending a conference in Washington D.C.
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